Thus adjured, I started down the passage, and after about twenty paces
found myself in a gloomy apartment some forty feet long, by thirty broad, and thirty high, which in some past age evidently had been hollowed, by hand-labour, out of the mountain.
Just ahead of them the road took a sudden turn around a high hedge, and some twoscore paces
beyond the bend another road crossed the one they were riding upon.
A fallen log gave me an instant's advantage, for climbing upon it I leaped to another a few paces
farther on, and in this way was able to keep clear of the mush that carpeted the surrounding ground.
And I can call to mind," remarked Johnston, "that when the great cog `Christopher,' which the French had taken from us, was moored two hundred paces
from the shore, two archers, little Robin Withstaff and Elias Baddlesmere, in four shots each cut every strand of her hempen anchor-cord, so that she well-nigh came upon the rocks.
On they jog, with equal pace
, through the verdant meadows or over the barren heath, their horses measuring four miles and a half per hour with the utmost exactness; the eyes of the beast and of his master being alike directed forwards, and employed in contemplating the same objects in the same manner.
He urged on his mare, and to his delight felt that she easily quickened her pace
, and the thud of Gladiator's hoofs was again heard at the same distance away.
And thereafter, for a long time, the many irons rose and fell, the pace
of the room in no wise diminished; while the forewoman strode the aisles with a threatening eye for incipient breakdown and hysteria.
Joe shook his head; but there was something so cheery in the buoyant hopeful manner of this speech, that his spirits rose under its influence, and communicated as it would seem some new impulse even to the grey mare, who, breaking from her sober amble into a gentle trot, emulated the pace
of Edward Chester's horse, and appeared to flatter herself that he was doing his very best.
Seeing the boy scudding away at such a rapid pace
, he very naturally concluded him to be the depredator; and shouting 'Stop thief
you'll be having a wife to care about one of these days, if you get on at this pace
in the world.
At first, they can only travel at a foot pace
, and then with torches going on before, because of the heavy fog.
murmured D'Artagnan, "and to think that we are compelled to leave him; maybe the same fate awaits us two paces