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Outside a stable door at the bottom of a long back lane without a thoroughfare, a groom in undress was idling about, apparently persuading himself that he was doing something with a spade and a wheel-barrow.
The groom had the best team and his sledge was lightest-- all the others carried from six to a dozen people.
John is the best groom that ever was; he has been here fourteen years; and you never saw such a kind boy as James is; so that it is all Ginger's own fault that she did not stay in that box.
The groom turned toward him with a look of surprise, but made no reply.
All went right, and the groom lay snoring with his hand upon the golden saddle.
In front of him walked Kutuzov's groom leading horses in horsecloths.
Here the bride would await the groom at the foot of the steps leading to the throne.
It was not so much White Fang's ferocity as it was his silence that unnerved the groom.
The groom, summoned by the bell, was ordered to saddle the third and last horse left in the stables; to take the telegram to Belford, and to wait there until the answer arrived.
Neither of them noticed a gentleman approaching on horseback, followed by a mounted groom.
He is followed by a sturdy fellow in a composite dress, which presents him under the double aspect of a groom and a gardener.
Miller, I had indeed to go campaigning before, but I was barbed from counter to tail, and a man went along to groom me; and now I cannot understand what ailed me to prefer the mill before the battle.