The American fur companies keep no established posts
beyond the mountains.
The man drew back in a sort of terror, and faithfully kept to the post
assigned him, whilst Monk and Athos turned behind a column at the foot of which, penetrating through a crack, was a moonbeam, reflected exactly on the stone which the Comte de la Fere had come so far in search.
The Canadian traders, for a long time, had troublesome competitors in the British merchants of New York, who inveigled the Indian hunters and the coureurs des bois to their posts
, and traded with them on more favorable terms.
Kindly return to your posts
," said the staff officer trying to preserve his gravity.
Cautiously the two beasts moved forward toward the listening post
of the Germans.
The inquiry has revealed extraordinary circumstances beyond all doubt--such as the disappearance of Ferrari, the remarkable absence of the customary establishment of servants in the house, and the mysterious letter which his lordship asked the doctor to post
Anne went to town the following Monday and on Wednesday Diana haunted the post
office, as agreed, and got her letter.
Every two weeks a dust-covered trooper would trot his jaded mount into the post
and deliver a bulging sack of mail at headquarters.
And so you tell me," continued she, "that the strange gentleman came post
, and there is a footman without with the horses; why, then, he is certainly some of your great gentlefolks too.
What threw him into a state of real consternation was to learn from me that the day on which he had gone to meet Mademoiselle Stangerson at the Elysee, was the very day on which she had gone to the Post
Office for the letter.
She drew one more deep breath of the fresh air, and had just put he hand out of her muff to take hold of the door post
and get back into the carriage, when another man in a military overcoat, quite close beside her, stepped between her and the flickering light of the lamp post
With a lighter heart and step, and eyes the brighter for the happy tear that dimmed them for a moment, Barnaby resumed his walk; and singing gaily to himself, kept guard upon his quiet post