So the Man put the Boy on the Donkey and they went on their way.
The men said: "Aren't you ashamed of yourself for overloading that poor donkey of yours and your hulking son?
he shouted; and the donkey
stopped kicking the metal sheet and turned its head to look with surprise at the shaggy man.
Good morning," said the donkey
, in his deep voice, which seemed bigger than he was.
There was a muleteer to every donkey
and a dozen volunteers beside, and they banged the donkeys
with their goad sticks, and pricked them with their spikes, and shouted something that sounded like "Sekki- yah
Suddenly the little donkey
gave a kick with his two hind feet and, at this unexpected move, the poor Marionette found himself once again sprawling right in the middle of the road.
She had never seen such a wide lane before, and, without her knowing why, it gave her the impression that the common could not be far off; perhaps it was because she saw a donkey
with a log to his foot feeding on the grassy margin, for she had seen a donkey
with that pitiable encumbrance on Dunlow Common when she had been across it in her father's gig.
No sooner, however, had she swallowed them than she lost human form, and ran into the courtyard in the shape of a donkey
I began to ask questions about them, for I had never seen one before; and I at once came to the conclusion that this must be one of the most useful of animals--strong, willing, patient, cheap; and, thanks to this donkey
, I began to like the whole country I was travelling through; and my melancholy passed away.
was in a state of profound abstraction: wondering, probably, whether he was destined to be regaled with a cabbage-stalk or two when he had disposed of the two sacks of soot with which the little cart was laden; so, without noticing the word of command, he jogged onward.
No man never see a dead donkey
'cept the gen'l'm'n in the black silk smalls as know'd the young 'ooman as kep' a goat; and that wos a French donkey
, so wery likely he warn't wun o' the reg'lar breed.
But that bonny-cheeked lass was blessed with an elasticity of spirits that secured her from any rankling grief; and by the time the grand climax of the donkey
-race came on, her disappointment was entirely lost in the delightful excitement of attempting to stimulate the last donkey
by hisses, while the boys applied the argument of sticks.
The second act opened before Philly Doyle's underground still, with Peggy and her battered donkey
come in to smuggle a load of potheen across the bog, and to bring Philly word of what was doing in the world without, and of what was happening along the roadsides and ditches with the first gleam of fine weather.
She gave her donkey
a sharp cut with a switch and started forward.
His bedstead, covered with a tumbled and ragged piece of patchwork, was in the den he had come from, where another little window showed a prospect of more stinging-nettles, and a lame donkey