At the same moment, and long before the vibration had touched the less-experienced English ears, Montano the brigand ran up the bank above them and stood in the broken hedge, steadying himself against a tree and peering down the road.
Muscari meanwhile, without waiting for support, had crested the bank up to the road, and struck the brigand king heavily on the shoulder, causing him to stagger and swing round.
I am no more a genuine brigand than I am a genuine courier.
Ethel had been earnestly assured that brigands, the true cut-throats of the modern legend, still haunted that ridge and held that pass of the Apennines.
Montano, the King of Thieves, was first heard of in the mountains some ten years ago, when people said brigands were extinct.
"Do you mean the brigands?" he asked; and then, remembering a vague fear of his own, "or can you be thinking of Muscari?"
"The brigands!" cried Muscari, with a kind of monstrous gaiety.
Are there, I wonder, any brigands left in the mountains?"
The brigands scattered at the signal, not in confusion, but in what was evidently a kind of guerrilla discipline.
Darkness was deepening under the mountain walls, and it was not easy to discern much of the progress of the struggle, save that tall men were pushing their horses' muzzles through a clinging crowd of brigands, who seemed more inclined to harass and hustle the invaders than to kill them.
Almost as he spoke the hedges were broken all along the ridge by a rush of the escaping brigands. They dived into bushes and thick grass like defeated men pursued; and the great cocked hats of the mounted gendarmerie were seen passing along above the broken hedge.
" And, voila, they have Mardi Gras, literally Fat Tuesday, on the eve of Ash Wednesday, famous for its huge, nightlong carnivals with revelry and provocative dancing.The story is told of a man who was accosted by brigands
as he took an evening walk on Ash Wednesday.
Non seulement Heliodore construit une relation curieuse entre un brigand
et un captif, sans donner toutes les clefs, mais concernant la presence de Cnemon chez les Bouviers, il donne des indications contradictoires sur le plan temporel, qui renforcent l'ambigu?[macron]te de son statut.