Nay, please your worship," answered the man, in much perplexity, but with a backwardness that strikingly indicated the hard and severe character of Colonel
Pyncheon's domestic rule; "my master's orders were exceeding strict; and, as your worship knows, he permits of no discretion in the obedience of those who owe him service.
But I must object to your dooming Colonel
Brandon and his wife to the constant confinement of a sick chamber, merely because he chanced to complain yesterday (a very cold damp day) of a slight rheumatic feel in one of his shoulders.
Just as d'Albon raised his gun, the colonel
stopped him with a gesture, and pointed to the form of a woman, probably the one who had so keenly piqued his curiosity.
The passengers drew around and took part in the discussion, in which Colonel
Proctor, with his insolent manner, was conspicuous.
, bidden to hear the jarring noises of an engagement in the woods to the left, broke out in vague damnations.
Pray let me hear what you have to accuse him of," cried Colonel
Desiree had set her price at one hundred and fifty francs, after abating the fifty mentioned, and Colonel
Silky had early made up his mind to give only one hundred.
Nor would Mahbub Ali's tone have changed, as it did every time he mentioned the Colonel
's name, if the Colonel
had been a fool.
Perhaps it would be better, sir, to send the men away," said he to the colonel
, for he was a much privileged subaltern.
They are out of reach, anyhow," observed Colonel
Morris, in a tone which suggested that it was well for them.
The trainer, John Straker, is a retired jockey who rode in Colonel
Ross's colors before he became too heavy for the weighing-chair.
I dare say you'd like me to go," I said to the Colonel
, getting up.