1. Still, he had his own ways of making me understand by the tone of his
voice or the touch of the rein.
2. At the distance of a mile or two from the village we came to a pretty, low
house, with a lawn and shrubbery
at the front and a drive up to the door.
3. One mile of such traveling, with a weight to draw and no firm footing,
would take more out of us than four
on a good road.
4. They are always talking about "keeping the horse well in hand" and
"holding a horse up," just as if
a horse was not made to hold himself up.
5. By this time we were well used to the roar of heavy guns, the rattle of
musket fire, and the flying of shot near us; but never had I been under
such a fire as we rode through on
6. Then came up a broad-faced man, dressed in a great gray coat with
great gray capes and great white buttons, a gray hat, and a blue comforter
loosely tied round his neck; his hair was gray, too; but he was a
jolly-looking fellow, and the other men made way for him.