"That I am," laughed Brian, "and soon, for I am overweary with riding. Try it, Cathbarr, and you will be glad of it." "Not I! Since there is no bracken here the floor is good enough for me. Eh, but this sea-woman will have a thought in her mind over your message, brother!"

And often as he failed he would not be overweary; and once, when he was staying at Nuremberg and tidings came from Venice that a certain German who might be Herdegen was dwelling a slave at Joppa, he made ready to set forth for that place to ransom him forthwith.

"Then, Allah be praised! Inshallah, I will grip that spectacled old woman of a priest by the hand before I die. He has a spark of manhood in him! Send me this good horse to the stables, sahib; I am overweary. Have him watered when the heat has left him, and then fed. Let them blanket him lightly. And, sahib, have his legs rubbed that horse ever loved to have his legs rubbed. Allah!

And often as he failed he would not be overweary; and once, when he was staying at Nuremberg and tidings came from Venice that a certain German who might be Herdegen was dwelling a slave at Joppa, he made ready to set forth for that place to ransom him forthwith.

"This, sahib. Do we die here? I and my men would prefer to die yonder, where a mutineer or two would pay the price!" A Ghoorka officer small as a Japanese and sturdy-looking came up next. The whole thing was evidently preconcerted. "My men ask leave to show the way into the ranks ahead, General-sahib! They are overweary of this shambles!" "We will advance at dawn!" said Byng.

As for the attempt of Veragua, or Signior PEZORO'S house by land, by marching through the woods; he liked not of, lest it might overweary his men by continual labour; whom he studied to refresh and strengthen for his next service forenamed.

"There is water there, and fire-wood. They have come far and are heading toward it. They are too far spent to reach Angora before night. They will not try. That is where they will camp." "Sahib," I said, considering his words as a cook tastes curry, "our men be overweary to have fight in them." "Who spoke of fighting?" said he. So I went and lay down, and fell asleep wondering.

"A messenger, in time of danger, must come as he may, sir," he said, bravely. Then tearing off the bonnet he added: "Andy McNeal, at your service, sir!" Washington's face never betrayed him, but a glad look came to the overweary eyes. He extended his hand, and grasped Andy's. "I remember!" he said. "You have been true to your trust. And now for the story."

And often as he failed he would not be overweary; and once, when he was staying at Nuremberg and tidings came from Venice that a certain German who might be Herdegen was dwelling a slave at Joppa, he made ready to set forth for that place to ransom him forthwith.

He was somewhat overweary after a strenuous year; but to Dartmoor he always came for health and rest when opportunity offered, and now he had returned for the third time to the Duchy Hotel at Princetown there to renew old friendships and amuse himself on the surrounding trout streams through the long days of June and July.