The holders of the lists occupied the end which was nearest to the city gate.
The prince nodded, and the trumpets rang out, while the champions rode forth one after the other, each meeting his opponent in the centre of the lists. Sir William Beauchamp went down before the practiced lance of the Captal de Buch.
'Certainly,' Isaac List struck in, 'if this good lady as keeps the wax-works has money, and does keep it in a tin box when she goes to bed, and doesn't lock her door for fear of fire, it seems a easy thing; quite a Providence, I should call it--but then I've been religiously brought up.'
'But could you?' urged Isaac List. 'Is your bank strong enough?'
"Father brought the paper home from Bright River not ten minutes ago--it came out on the afternoon train, you know, and won't be here till tomorrow by mail--and when I saw the pass list I just rushed over like a wild thing.
"Well now, I always said it," said Matthew, gazing at the pass list delightedly.
Vast as the show-grounds were, there were no vacant spaces in them outside of the lists, at ten o'clock on the morning of the 16th.
The iron tower and the gorgeous bedquilt came cumbrously but gracefully pirouetting down the lists, and we tripped lightly up to meet them.
Just inside the door a number of notices were pinned up, lists
of lectures, football fixtures, and the like; and these he looked at idly, trying to seem at his ease.
From the entrance into the lists
, a gently sloping passage, ten yards in breadth, led up to the platform on which the tents were pitched.
Reading the works of men who had arrived, he noted every result achieved by them, and worked out the tricks by which they had been achieved - the tricks of narrative, of exposition, of style, the points of view, the contrasts, the epigrams; and of all these he made lists
Sure he saw the prisoner with these lists