He roared with laughter, startling the colt
, which tried to bolt and lifted him half off the ground by his grip on its frightened nose and neck.
Harley was gentle and persuasive and all patience as he strove to make the colt
take the leap.
Then on the wall he saw a Stetson hat hanging, and beneath it a full cartridge-belt and a long-barrelled 38 Colt
or, may we not owe their visit to the dead colt
The carcass of the colt
was forthcoming in due season, but the captain insisted that one half of it should be set apart for the use of the chieftain's family.
With head and hand, at risk of life and limb, to bit and break a wild colt
and win it to the service of man, was to him no less great an achievement.
Mother Atkinson, as all called their hostess, was the merriest there, and the busiest; for she kept flying up to wait on the children, to bring out some new dish, or to banish the live stock, who were of such a social turn that the colt
came into the entry and demanded sugar; the cats sat about in people's laps, winking suggestively at the food; and speckled hens cleared the kitchen floor of crumbs, as they joined in the chat with a cheerful clucking.
His wrenched shoulder-blade, untreated and unrested, went from bad to worse, till finally Hal shot him with the big Colt
One evening a "domidor" (a subduer of horses) came for the purpose of breaking-in some colts
. I will describe the preparatory steps, for I believe they have not been mentioned by other travellers.
There were six young colts
in the meadow besides me; they were older than I was; some were nearly as large as grown-up horses.
They have no fondness for their colts
or foals, but the care they take in educating them proceeds entirely from the dictates of reason.
"Well, I want spectin nothin; only Sam, he's a gwine to de river with some colts
, and he said I could go long with him; so I jes put my things together.