They thought and they thought, till at last they cut down a pole, tied the donkey
's feet to it, and raised the pole and the donkey
to their shoulders.
There's one, anyhow," replied the donkey
, sitting upright on its haunches and waving a hoof toward Button-Bright.
But it's good advice for the foolish," said the donkey
The beast scampered zigzag across the road and the others ran into him; he scraped Blucher against carts and the corners of houses; the road was fenced in with high stone walls, and the donkey
gave him a polishing first on one side and then on the other, but never once took the middle; he finally came to the house he was born in and darted into the parlor, scraping Blucher off at the doorway.
was worried about something, but I have spoken to him and now he seems quiet and reasonable.
An old gypsy woman was seated on the ground nursing her knees, and occasionally poking a skewer into the round kettle that sent forth an odorous steam; two small shock-headed children were lying prone and resting on their elbows something like small sphinxes; and a placid donkey
was bending his head over a tall girl, who, lying on her back, was scratching his nose and indulging him with a bite of excellent stolen hay.
Immediately the charm worked, and she became a donkey
, and ran out to join the old witch, and the dish with the salad in it fell to the ground.
Now let's leave the donkey
and go on to other matters.
Gamfield growled a fierce imprecation on the donkey
generally, but more particularly on his eyes; and, running after him, bestowed a blow on his head, which would inevitably have beaten in any skull but a donkey
Without goin' so far as to as-sert, as some wery sensible people do, that postboys and donkeys
is both immortal, wot I say is this: that wenever they feels theirselves gettin' stiff and past their work, they just rides off together, wun postboy to a pair in the usual way; wot becomes on 'em nobody knows, but it's wery probable as they starts avay to take their pleasure in some other vorld, for there ain't a man alive as ever see either a donkey
or a postboy a-takin' his pleasure in this
The way grew very steep, and each rider kept his eyes fixed on the hobbling curved form of the rider and donkey
directly in front of him.
The one great outrage of her life, demanding to be constantly avenged, was the passage of a donkey
over that immaculate spot.