The major then rolled over the men who were sleeping on his blankets, which he tossed into the carriage, together with some roasted fragments of his mare.
The major then snatched up the countess's diamonds, held them in one hand, drew his sabre with the other, and began to strike with the flat of its blade such of the sleepers as he thought the most intrepid.
The major looked at the count with an indescribable expression of anxiety.
Yes, yes," repeated the major, "yes -- there -- is -- a -- postscript.
religious duty,” so the Major always expressed it, “it was their religions duty to have supported him.
It is not our task to explain what is or what ought to be the substance of Christianity, but merely to record in this place the opinions of Major Effingham.
The Major was still looking at him quietly, but with protruding eyes, when the front door was flung open, releasing a flood of gaslight on the face of the fading mist; and another figure in pyjamas sprang or tumbled out into the garden.
exclaimed the Major, staring at him; "did you fire that shot?
Dunning has had the fight of his life," thought the major, and was about to ride forward.
The major understood, and turning his horse rode back to the little group that had followed him and was already moving to the rear in fear of his displeasure, and so returned to the head of his command.
Has your uncle received any answer from Major Fitz-David?
He said, 'I volunteered to go to Major Fitz-David and talk the matter over.
But then," replied the major, "you will have to give this projectile enormous dimensions.
Let me observe, however," interrupted Major Elphinstone, "this will involve a weight such as "
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Michael O'Dowd, of our regiment, and daughter of Fitzjurld Ber'sford de Burgo Malony of Glenmalony, County Kildare.