We immediately proceeded to collect what we could of our horses, and other cattle, and bring them through the posterns into the fort: And in the evening of the ninth, I returned answer, that we were determined to defend our fort while a man was living--Now, said I to their commander, who stood attentively hearing my sentiments, We laugh at all your formidable preparations: But thank you for giving us notice and time to provide for our defence.
In this time the enemy began to undermine our fort, which was situated sixty yards from Kentucke river.
And when Beauty Smith left him tied outside the fort, he knew that it was Beauty Smith's will that he should remain there.
After the beating, White Fang was dragged back to the fort.
They kept doggedly in their fort, however, making no offer of surrender.
As the day opened, they ventured within the swamp and approached the fort.
They did not discuss it--they did not even mention it--yet all day long the thing was uppermost in the mind of each and mingled with it a similar picture with himself as victim should they fail to make Fort Dinosaur before dark.
Again and again they fell; but be it to their credit that the one always waited and helped the other and that into the mind of neither entered the thought or the temptation to desert his companion--they would reach the fort together if both survived, or neither would reach it.
That which was in gold and silver he kept by him in the vaults of his palace, but the most precious stones and the choicest pearls that he had he put in an iron box, and sent it by a trusty servant who, under the guise of a merchant, should take it to the fort
at Agra, there to lie until the land is at peace.
Toward the southeast, but in immediate contact with the fort
, was an entrenched camp, posted on a rocky eminence, that would have been far more eligible for the work itself, in which Hawkeye pointed out the presence of those auxiliary regiments that had so recently left the Hudson in their company.
But let us be quick--the king may change his mind in an hour; and at all events it is more difficult to replace a man in the Fort
l'Eveque or the Bastille who has got out, than to keep a prisoner there who is in.
A counter-swirl had caught Fahrquhar and turned him half round; he was again looking at the forest on the bank opposite the fort