Miss Wylie," said Erskine, springing up, "he gave me his word that he would not go by that train
when I told him Miss Lindsay was going by it.
The train stopped, at eight o'clock, in the midst of a glade some fifteen miles beyond Rothal, where there were several bungalows, and workmen's cabins.
The greater part of the travellers were aware of this interruption, and, leaving the train, they began to engage such vehicles as the village could provide four-wheeled palkigharis, waggons drawn by zebus, carriages that looked like perambulating pagodas, palanquins, ponies, and what not.
The Indian had begun already, by often irritating him, and feeding him every three months on sugar and butter, to impart to him a ferocity not in his nature, this method being often employed by those who train the Indian elephants for battle.
My helplessness was coming on so rapidly that my reeling brain told me I would go down and out and never reach the train if I remained at the rear of the procession.
Nelson, with his enormous strength, picked me up and dragged me on and aboard the train.
This was reputed to be the fastest train in the world then.
I asked the maid in the dressing-room how late the train was, and she told me two hours.
The men on the freight trains
, who go over the whole length of the road, bow to me as to an old acquaintance, they pass me so often, and apparently they take me for an employee; and so I am.
The whistle had blown and the train had panted on to get help from the next station.
Well," drawled Gilder, "when the train had gone on again, that man had gone too.
I was to have gone by the boat train which left half an hour ago.
I understand that you have ordered a special train to Harwich.
A train for Coketown would come through presently, Mrs.
The seizure of the station with a fit of trembling, gradually deepening to a complaint of the heart, announced the train.