Following the memorandum as our guide, we next laid my stick in
the necessary direction, as neatly as we could, on the uneven surface of the rocks.
But who shall tell the joy of the next morning, when the church bells were ringing a merry peal, and old Benjy appeared in the servants' hall, resplendent in a long blue coat and brass buttons, and a pair of old yellow buckskins and top-boots which he had cleaned for and inherited from Tom's grandfather, a stout thorn stick in
his hand, and a nosegay of pinks and lavender in his buttonhole, and led away Tom in his best clothes, and two new shillings in his breeches-pockets?
A great, stout, awkward, stupid creature, with a man's hat on and a man's stick in
When I stood up, fire-stick in
one hand, dynamite stick in
the other, my knees were knocking together.
Now I saw that the witch-finders and the medicine-men were feared in the land, and that everybody looked up to them, so that, even when they had only a stick in
their hands, ten men armed with spears would fly before them.