The waggon had drawn up under the churchyard wall, in a spot screened from view, and the driver, nothing loth, soon hauled down the poor heap of household goods.
They were the preliminaries of the general removal, the passing of the empty waggons and teams to fetch the goods of the migrating families; for it was always by the vehicle of the farmer who required his services that the hired man was conveyed to his destination.
A policeman, under orders from his captain, clambered to the lofty seat of the coal waggon to arrest the driver.
The captain of police, beside himself at the repulse of his men, led the next assault on the coal waggon.
He had eyes for nothing save the battle of the coal waggon, while somewhere in his complicated psychology, one Bill Totts was heaving and straining in an effort to come to life.
It was Bill Totts, looking out of those eyes, who saw the inevitable end of the battle on the coal waggon.
When it was time for them to start home, and they were folding the clothes and putting them into the waggon, Minerva began to consider how Ulysses should wake up and see the handsome girl who was to conduct him to the city of the Phaeacians.
She got the linen folded and placed in the waggon, she then yoked the mules, and, as she took her seat, she called Ulysses:
As long as we are going past the fields and farm lands, follow briskly behind the waggon along with the maids and I will lead the way myself.
She was careful not to go too fast for Ulysses and the maids who were following on foot along with the waggon, so she plied her whip with judgement.
One of them seized the little girl, and hoisted her upon his shoulder, while two others supported her gaunt companion, and assisted him towards the waggons
They brought out a strong mule-waggon, newly made, and set the body of the waggon fast on its bed.
Before him went the mules drawing the four-wheeled waggon, and driven by wise Idaeus; behind these were the horses, which the old man lashed with his whip and drove swiftly through the city, while his friends followed after, wailing and lamenting for him as though he were on his road to death.
Then he drew back the bolts to open the gates, and took Priam inside with the treasure he had upon his waggon.
They lifted the ransom for Hector's body from the waggon.