She had been a-hintin' to him dretful strong to that effect. She wanted a parmetty, or a balzereen, or a circassien, which wuz in voge in her young days. But I wuz in hopes he would get her a cashmere, and told him so, plain. But I couldn't get him to tell what the surprise wuz. He only sez, sez he: "I am goin' to make her a happy surprise."

She had been a-hintin' to him dretful strong to that effect. She wanted a parmetty, or a balzereen, or a circassien, which wuz in voge in her young days. But I wuz in hopes he would get her a cashmere, and told him so, plain. But I couldn't get him to tell what the surprise wuz. He only sez, sez he: "I am goin' to make her a happy surprise."

He continued: "Here, my life will flow along noisily, unobserved, and rapidly, under the bullets of the savages, and if Heaven were every year to send me a single bright glance from a woman's eyes like that which " At that moment they came up to where I was. I struck my horse with the whip and rode out from behind the bush... "Mon Dieu, un circassien!"... exclaimed Princess Mary in terror.

Souvent les pélerins y sont traités durement, et nous en aurions fait l'épreuve sans le seigneur (le gouverneur), homme d'environ soixante ans et Chercais (Circassien), qui reçut nos plaintes et nous rendit justice. Trois fois nous fûmes obligés de parôitre devant lui: l'une