She must have been fed on nut-kernels," said the old female robber, who had a long, scrubby beard, and bushy eyebrows that hung down over her eyes.
I will go into the carriage," said the little robber maiden; and she would have her will, for she was very spoiled and very headstrong.
The little robber maiden looked at her with a serious air, nodded her head slightly, and said, "They shall not kill you, even if I am angry with you: then I will do it myself"; and she dried Gerda's eyes, and put both her hands in the handsome muff, which was so soft and warm.
You shall sleep with me to-night, with all my animals," said the little robber maiden.
Yes,' said the ass, 'if we could only get in'; so they consulted together how they should contrive to get the robbers out; and at last they hit upon a plan.
The coast once clear, our travellers soon sat down and dispatched what the robbers had left, with as much eagerness as if they had not expected to eat again for a month.
But about midnight, when the robbers saw from afar that the lights were out and that all seemed quiet, they began to think that they had been in too great a hurry to run away; and one of them, who was bolder than the rest, went to see what was going on.
Whose good lance,'' replied the robber, ``won the prize in to-day's tourney?
Thou art a saucy groom,'' said the robber, ``but of that anon.
repeated the robber, and paused after he had said the word.
The dead robber
swung slowly to and fro in the wintry wind, a fixed smile upon his swarthy face, and his bulging eyes still glaring down the highway of which he had so long been the terror; on a sheet of parchment upon his breast was printed in rude characters;
Despite the fact that every robber
was keen to rob every other robber
, the band was well organized.
Thereupon the Robber
put five hundred pieces of gold into the Cadi's hand.
A robber is more high- toned than what a pirate is -- as a general thing.
I'll stick to the widder till I rot, Tom; and if I git to be a reg'lar ripper of a robber, and everybody talking 'bout it, I reckon she'll be proud she snaked me in out of the wet.