Yes," said I, edging
him a little away with my shoulder.
Now all this while that the traitor told his tale Umslopogaas, inch by inch, was edging
near to him and yet nearer, till at length he might have touched him with an outstretched spear.
The dervish did as he was asked without delay, and directly they were alone together the envious man began to tell a long story, edging
, as they walked to and fro, always nearer to the well, and when they were quite close, he seized the dervish and dropped him in.
He threw over him his scarlet mantle, put on his head a montera of green velvet trimmed with silver edging
, flung across his shoulder the baldric with his good trenchant sword, took up a large rosary that he always carried with him, and with great solemnity and precision of gait proceeded to the antechamber where the duke and duchess were already dressed and waiting for him.