For, absurd as it may sound, with that look into those Arabian Nights' eyes, had come somewhere out of space an overwhelming intuition, nay, an unshakable conviction, that the woman who was already being rolled away from me down the road in that Dis's car of a farmer's gig, was now and for ever and before all worlds the woman God had created for me, and that, unless I could be hers and she mine, there would be no home, no peace for either of us so long as we lived.
At that moment the gig was on the point of turning a corner into a dark pine-wood; but just ere it disappeared,--was it fancy?--I seemed to have caught the flash of a momentarily fluttering handkerchief.
And with that Macfarlane took his departure and drove off up the wynd in his gig
to get under cover before daylight.
I remember one morning I was put into the light gig
, and taken to a house in Pulteney Street.
"You perhaps expect to be accommodated with apartments at Crimsworth Hall, and to go and come with me in the gig
. I wish you, however, to be aware that such an arrangement would be quite inconvenient to me.
We'll start from here as if we were both going to the railway; and I'll drop you at the foot-path, in the gig
. You can get on to your own place afterward by the evening train.
"Oh, these odious gigs
!" said Isabella, looking up.
Otherwise I do not go; and as for the gig
, you may take me or leave me, as you choose."
Their reserve men must have been far away, by this time, in pursuit of the gig
; and there was not much chance of their getting useful help from any stray countryman who might be passing along the road, except in the way of sending a message to Barkingham.
They jumped into the gig
. 'Give her her head, Tom,' cried the host; and away they went, down the narrow lanes; jolting in and out of the cart-ruts, and bumping up against the hedges on either side, as if they would go to pieces every moment.
A large flat box was fetched out of the gig
; and a bedroom bell was rung very often; and the servants ran up and down stairs perpetually; from which tokens it was justly concluded that something important was going on above.
, then - a fly - car - anything - only be quick!' There was a gig
, but not a horse to spare.
Windows were open, an elderly woman was hanging out clothes in the back yard, and the doctor's gig
stood under the porte-cochere.
But in this state of things the opposite certitude--namely, that David was still alive and in England--seemed to be brought by the testimony of a neighbour, who, having been on a journey to Cattelton, was pretty sure he had seen David in a gig
, with a stout man driving by his side.
The six scoundrels were sitting grumbling under a sail in the forecastle; ashore we could see the gigs
made fast and a man sitting in each, hard by where the river runs in.