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Sam," said one of the runners to the other, "you look to our civil friend here, and I'll grab Moses when he brings up the lunch.
The minutes were getting on, and I had not heard a word yet, through the peephole, on the subject of the reserve of Bow Street runners outside.
Nicholas set off, following the first sleigh; behind him the others moved noisily, their runners squeaking.
When they came out onto the beaten highroad- polished by sleigh runners and cut up by rough-shod hoofs, the marks of which were visible in the moonlight- the horses began to tug at the reins of their own accord and increased their pace.
The crackling turned into a snapping, the sled pivoting and the runners slipping and grating several inches to the side.
The official persons stood together in a group; their eyes following the runners round and round with the closest attention.
At the fourth round--in other words, at the round which completed the first mile, the first change in the relative position of the runners occurred.
When she saw the runner lying there asleep, she was delighted, and said, 'My enemy is given into my hands
Then the runner awoke, jumped up, and saw that his pitcher was empty and the King's daughter far ahead.
They thought that they would recognize her for such if she was indeed the same, but even so the testimony of the runner Kovudoo had sent to The Sheik was such as to assure them that the girl was the one they had once before attempted to abduct.
Send a runner at once to Achmet Zek with this," he instructed the head man.
His eyes fell on the still, upright, and rigid form of the "Indian runner," who had borne to the camp the unwelcome tidings of the preceding evening.