There was something in the moody and dogged silence of this pertinacious companion
that was mysterious and appalling.
The taller of the two, evidently the chief on board, examined us with great attention, without saying a word; then, turning to his companion
, talked with him in an unknown tongue.
The ascent was so steep and rugged that he and his companion
were frequently obliged to clamber on hands and knees, with their guns slung upon their backs.
You are very silent to-day, mesdemoiselles," she said, after advancing a little way among her companions
Doctor Ferguson, at a public meeting of the Royal Geographical Society, gave a recital of his journey through the air, and obtained for himself and his companions
the golden medal set apart to reward the most remarkable exploring expedition of the year 1862.
I will not only swear that I will not speak of it," said Biscarrat, "but I still further swear that I will do everything in the world to prevent my companions
from setting foot in the grotto.
Again the princess glanced round at her companion
with even more uneasiness in her manner and was about to add something, but Pierre interrupted her.
And now, my dear companions
," said Michel Ardan, "let us make ourselves at home; I am a domesticated man and strong in housekeeping.
But I need living companions
, who will follow me because they want to follow themselves--and to the place where I will.
After a short pause the former whistled the dog to his side, and turning to his companions
he said with the seriousness, which, in his opinion, the occasion demanded--
We are the Mormons," answered his companions
with one voice.
Notwithstanding the occasional exhortation and chiding of his companion
, the noise of the horsemen's feet continuing to approach, Wamba could not be prevented from lingering occasionally on the road, upon every pretence which occurred; now catching from the hazel a cluster of half-ripe nuts, and now turning his head to leer after a cottage maiden who crossed their path.
These reports charmed us, because they flattered our desires; but our superiors finding nothing in all this talk that could be depended on, were in suspense what directions to give us, till my companion
and I upon this reflection, that since all the ways were equally new to us, we had nothing to do but to resign ourselves to the Providence of God, asked and obtained the permission of our superiors to attempt the road through Melinda.
WE left the cabin and found a man at the companion
obstructing our way.
The eldest of the females drew her companion
away from this impediment to their passage, by moving towards the opposite side of the street, and observing, as they crossed, with an indifference in her manner--