He was in the act of drinking, when the front of the shed was suddenly darkened, and Dennis stood before them.
That moment, the shed was filled with armed men; and a body of horse, galloping into the field, drew up before it.
Now then, if you're going,' said the serjeant, clapping Dennis on the back, and pointing after the officer who was walking towards the shed.
Then he remembered he was hungry and went off, gun under his arm, to hunt in and about the refreshment shed.
Near the shed the kitten turned up again, obviously keen for milk.
He was disposed for a time to sit in the refreshment shed waiting for them, but then it occurred to him that so he might get them both at close quarters.
Then they went off briskly towards the refreshment shed, the Prince leading.
Then he sprang to his feet, snatched up his gun in one hand and the tin of corned beef in the other, and fled round the shed to the other side of the clearing.
He went round the refreshment shed without finding any one, and then through the trees towards the flying-machine.
He made three strides across the devastated area, captured the kitten neatly, and went his way towards the shed, with her purring loudly on his shoulder.
For a time he fussed about the shed, and at last discovered the rest of the provisions hidden in the roof.
With childlike faith he believed in the intelligence of the animals that lived in the sheds
with him, and when he was lonely held long conversations with the cows, the pigs, and even with the chickens that ran about the barnyard.
The ground glistens with the shed
wings of termites, the aftermath of epic nuptial dogfights.