In the middle of it, clearly marked on the sodden soil, was the track of a bicycle.
This track, as you perceive, was made by a rider who was going from the direction of the school.
We found, however, as we advanced that this portion of the moor is intersected with soft patches, and, though we frequently lost sight of the track, we always succeeded in picking it up once more.
There was a broad, irregular smudge covering some yards of the track.
Surely, with stains as well as the track to guide us, he cannot escape us now.
They are for the use of horses, but they are shaped below with a cloven foot of iron, so as to throw pursuers off the track.
Like a frightened rabbit, the mad roar at his heels, the young man tore up the track to an open space on the hillside, up which he clawed and disappeared among the trees.
Saxon asked, calling attention to an elderly woman beneath them on the track, who had sat down and was pulling from her foot an elastic-sided shoe of generous dimensions.