"If you doubt my friendship, I will prove it to you by going into the tree above your village and driving Sheeta back into the jungle before he leaps among you.
Then the voice of an old man came out of the quiet of the village street.
So it was that now, as he cautiously approached the village of Mbonga, he was quite prepared either to kill or be killed should he be discovered.
From this almost impenetrable bower above the village he crouched, looking down upon the scene below him, wondering over every feature of this new, strange life.
As the rider rattled down the hill again and through the street, the village was illuminating.
The illuminated village had seized hold of the tocsin, and, abolishing the lawful ringer, rang for joy.
And he has also left other directions which the clergy of the village
say should not and must not be obeyed because they savour of paganism.
He could smell things as very few human beings could, but he had never reached the hair-trigger-like sensitiveness of a Jungle nose; and his three months in the smoky village
had set him back sadly.
Martha, faithful still, had placed her hand in that of her lover, and accompanied him to the Shaker village
. Here the natural capacity of each, cultivated and strengthened by the difficulties of their previous lives, had soon gained them an important rank in the Society, whose members are generally below the ordinary standard of intelligence.
Balashev looked around him, awaiting the arrival of an officer from the village
. The Russian Cossacks and bugler and the French hussars looked silently at one another from time to time.
One afternoon, near the end of the first summer, when I went to the village
to get a shoe from the cobbler's, I was seized and put into jail, because, as I have elsewhere related, I did not pay a tax to, or recognize the authority of, the State which buys and sells men, women, and children, like cattle, at the door of its senate-house.
At last they led him back to their village
, where they brought him gifts of fowl, and goats, and cooked food.
Hunt and his companions encamped near an island about six miles below the Arickara village
Then evening comes and the children call, and the buffaloes lumber up out of the sticky mud with noises like gunshots going off one after the other, and they all string across the gray plain back to the twinkling village
Now they were closer to his village
than they had been for years, yet safe enough from discovery owing to the uninhabited nature of the intervening jungle and the fear and enmity of Kovudoo's people for The Sheik, who, in time past, had raided and all but exterminated the tribe.