Before leaving the beautiful sea-girt region beneath them, Cortlandt proposed that it be named after their host, which Bearwarden seconded, whereupon they entered it as Ayrault Island on the charts. After this they rose to a great height, and flew swiftly over three thousand miles of ocean till they came to another island not quite as large as the first.
Wishing to investigate further, Bearwarden placed one of the birds they had shot within the bell of another flower, which immediately contracted with such force that they saw drops of blood squeezed out.
Perhaps he never expected to find what he meant to look for, yet was weak enough to feel disappointed all the same for he had turned very pale when he re-entered the cab, and he lit another cigar without speaking. Though her carriage stood at the door, he had searched the whole of Stripe and Rainbow's shop for Lady Bearwarden in vain.
Going to the second story, they opened a large window and let down a ladder, on which the spirit ascended at their invitation. Bearwarden and Ayrault immediately set about combining the chemicals that were to produce the force necessary to repel them from Saturn.
But why, if there are men in those woods, do they not show themselves? for they could certainly keep pace with the game more easily in the open than among the trees." "Because," replied Bearwarden, "the men in the woods are doubtless the beaters, whose duty it is to drive the game into and up the valley, at the end of which the killing will be done."
"Somehow you don't seem to me so like each other as you used to be. And yet how puzzled I was the second time I ever set eyes on you!" "How cross you were! and how you scolded!" answered saucy Mrs. Stanmore. "I wouldn't have stood it from Dick. Do you ever speak to Maud like that?" The look that passed between Lord and Lady Bearwarden was a sufficient reply.
With zealous subalterns, an experienced corporal-major, well-drilled men, and horses that knew their way home, it required little military skill to move his handful of cavalry back to barracks, so Lord Bearwarden came off duty without creating scandal or ridicule in the regiment; but I doubt if he knew exactly what he was doing, till he arrived in plain clothes within a few paces of his own door.
"We shall want our winter clothes," said Bearwarden; "it might be more comfortable for us exactly on the equator, though the scene at night will be far finer here, if we can stand the climate. Doubtless it will also be warmer soon, for the sun has but just risen."
A small crescent, smaller than the familiar moon, accompanied by one still tinier, was all that could be seen of the earth and its satellite. "We must," said Bearwarden, "be moving at the rate of nearly a million miles an hour, from the way we have travelled."
"Even the hacks, saddlery, clothing, in short, the whole plant, and without reserve going to give it up at any rate for a time." "Sorry for that," replied Bearwarden, adding, courteously, "Can I offer you a lift? I'm going your way. Indeed, I'm going to call at your mother's. Shall I find the ladies at home?"