It never occurred to me till the following day that I might have been able to track her by the wheel-marks of the gig
on the dusty summer road.
When they reached their journey's end the gig was housed, the horse was fed and comforted, and the two young doctors in a private room sat down to the best dinner and the best wine the house afforded.
The gig, according to order, was brought round to the door with both lamps brightly shining, and the young men had to pay their bill and take the road.
The grave, in which they now stood almost to the shoulders, was close to the edge of the plateau of the graveyard; and the gig lamp had been propped, the better to illuminate their labours, against a tree, and on the immediate verge of the steep bank descending to the stream.
I can tell you how to find the place as we go along in the gig. By-the-by, there's one thing that's rather important.
He had just added the desired words and figures, and had given the revised letter to Arnold, when Sir Patrick returned to announce that the gig was waiting.
Father went in the gig
, and I let them out and locked the gates after them.
All is," he added, with another whimsical smile, as he stepped out on to the porch, "I wish I could prescribe her--and buy her--as I would a box of pills;--though if there gets to be many of her in the world, you and I might as well go to ribbon-selling and ditch-digging for all the money we'd get out of nursing and doctoring," he laughed, picking up the reins and stepping into the gig.
Under the porte-cochere she found the doctor waiting in his gig. The nurse stood on the steps.
He sent to engage the Woolpack gig
for an early hour the next morning; but this order was not kept religiously a secret by the landlord.
The gigs had leaned to their right, but Hunter and I pulled straight in, in the direction of the stockade upon the chart.
There was a slight bend in the coast, and I steered so as to put it between us; even before we landed we had thus lost sight of the gigs. I jumped out and came as near running as I durst, with a big silk handkerchief under my hat for coolness' sake and a brace of pistols ready primed for safety.