As Tom and Ned had no wish for a light, which would be sure to attract insects, they entered their tent
in the dark, and were soon stretched out in comparative comfort.
Often the mothers brought their fancywork and sat on the shady side of the tent
during the lesson.
The huge camp of beflagged and gay- colored tents
at one end of the lists, with a stiff- standing sentinel at every door and a shining shield hanging by him for challenge, was another fine sight.
The northern access to the lists terminated in a similar entrance of thirty feet in breadth, at the extremity of which was a large enclosed space for such knights as might be disposed to enter the lists with the challengers, behind which were placed tents
containing refreshments of every kind for their accommodation, with armourers, tarriers, and other attendants, in readiness to give their services wherever they might be necessary.
Right below it there was an exceedingly small hollow of green turf, hidden by banks and a thick underwood about knee- deep, that grew there very plentifully; and in the centre of the dell, sure enough, a little tent
of goat- skins, like what the gipsies carry about with them in England.
A dealer in furs, returning to Samarkand from Nijni-Novgorod, told of the marvels which he had seen performed in Erik's tent
Then, with an oath at her, the man passed into the tent
At one of the extremities of the camp, near an immense tent
, in which the Scottish officers were holding a kind of council, presided over by Lord Leven, their commander, a man attired as a cavalier lay sleeping on the turf, his right hand extended over his sword.
He turned therefore towards the ships and tents
to fetch a spear which he had left behind in his tent
This joke satisfied some of those who had resisted Monk's first deduction drawn from the neighborhood of Lambert's army; the number of the dissentients diminished greatly; the guard took their posts, the patrols began, and the general continued his frugal repast beneath his open tent
Wid that I stretched Scrub Greene an' wint to the orf'cer's tent
Another rush of men invaded the grove, pitched a huge tent
in silence, ran up yet eight or nine more by the side of it, unearthed cooking-pots, pans, and bundles, which were taken possession of by a crowd of native servants; and behold the mango- tope turned into an orderly town as they watched!
The Regimental Sergeant-Major looked wearily across the Sergeants' Mess tent
when the news was announced.
Next, they rigged a table about the centre-pole, and on it placed pewter pitchers, basins, soap, and the whitest of towels-- one set for each man; they pointed to pockets in the tent
, and said we could put our small trifles in them for convenience, and if we needed pins or such things, they were sticking every where.
Then we run our little boat into some quiet nook, and the tent
is pitched, and the frugal supper cooked and eaten.