One day I was loaded more than usual, and part of the road was a steep uphill.
"That was a real lady, I'll be bound for it," said Jakes to himself; "she spoke just as polite as if I was a gentleman, and I'll try her plan, uphill, at any rate;" and I must do him the justice to say that he let my rein out several holes, and going uphill after that, he always gave me my head; but the heavy loads went on.
Then, leaving Joyce to guard them--one man, to be sure, but with half a dozen muskets-- Hunter and I returned to the jolly-boat and loaded
ourselves once more.
As soon as the sledge was loaded
he meant to send Jotham back to the farm and hurry on foot into the village to buy the glue for the pickle-dish.
But before I reveal to you the secret of the treasure, you must swear that, after we have loaded the camels with as much as they can carry, you will give half to me, and let us go our own ways.
At length the camels were loaded with as much as they could carry, and nothing remained but to seal up the treasure, and go our ways.
As they swung on the turn the sled went over, spilling half its load through the loose lashings.
Half the load and twice the dogs, if they ever expected to reach Dawson, was what was said.
An hour's time saw the sled loaded
with the ingoing mail and grub, fresh dogs harnessed, and a fresh Indian engaged.
In Chicago, he was loaded
upon a track, carted through the roaring streets of the vast city, and put into another baggage-car which was quickly in motion in continuation of the eastward journey.
The fellow seemed sane enough--yet ten loads of gold!
And more--there are not only ten loads, but as many as fifty men may carry.
He got the one glance at the foe-swarming field in front of him, and instantly ceased to de- bate the question of his piece being loaded. Be- fore he was ready to begin--before he had an- nounced to himself that he was about to fight-- he threw the obedient, well-balanced rifle into position and fired a first wild shot.
The rifles, once loaded, were jerked to the shoulder and fired without apparent aim into the smoke or at one of the blurred and shift- ing forms which upon the field before the regi- ment had been growing larger and larger like puppets under a magician's hand.
Didn't you once say that whatever ship Ahab sails in, that ship should pay something extra on its insurance policy, just as though it were loaded
with powder barrels aft and boxes of lucifers forward?