Lady," he said, "pray accept this little pledge from a poor stroller who would devote the best shafts
in his quiver to serve you.
But, as he mortally feared these shafts
, it became impossible for him to invent a tale he felt he could trust.
This, however, is almost always the case; some of the perfectly straight shafts
of the trees leaning at an angle of thirty degrees.
Two of the troykas were the usual household sleighs, the third was the old count's with a trotter from the Orlov stud as shaft
horse, the fourth was Nicholas' own with a short shaggy black shaft
Feeling up along the sides of the shaft
as far as he could reach, the ape-man discovered that so much of the wall as he could feel converged toward the center of the shaft
as it rose.
Before him he saw the straight lines of the shafts
which constantly deceived him into thinking they were on a well-travelled road, and the horse's swaying crupper with his knotted tail blown to one side, and farther ahead the high shaft
-bow and the swaying head and neck of the horse with its waving mane.
1-20) I sing of Artemis, whose shafts
are of gold, who cheers on the hounds, the pure maiden, shooter of stags, who delights in archery, own sister to Apollo with the golden sword.
-horses were tilted against the shafts
by the ruts, but the dexterous driver sitting on the box held the shaft
over the ruts, so that the wheels ran on the smooth part of the road.
But now, strange to say, in the shafts
of such a cart he saw a thin little sorrel beast, one of those peasants' nags which he had often seen straining their utmost under a heavy load of wood or hay, especially when the wheels were stuck in the mud or in a rut.
Rory was on the left side of the pole, and had not even a shaft
to protect him.
As I hastened above to explore the strange shaft
I found that the ladder of horizontal bars mounted always as far above me as my eyes could reach, and as I ascended, the light from above grew brighter and brighter.
We had come quite close to the city when my attention was attracted toward a tall, black shaft
that reared its head several hundred feet into the air from what appeared to be a tangled mass of junk or wreckage, now partially snow-covered.