said the Soldier, and put him on the Witch's apron, took as much copper as his pockets could hold; then he shut the chest, put the dog on it again, and went into the second room.
said the Soldier and saluted, for he had never seen a dog like this before.
Yeh know," said the tall soldier, "I was out there.
The youth put forth anxious arms to assist him, but the tall soldier went firmly on as if pro- pelled.
If he" (he meant the enemy) "begins popping at the bridge now," said the old soldier dismally to a comrade, "you'll forget to scratch yourself.
That soldier passed on, and after him came another sitting on a cart.
Just as he was going to lie down, the eldest of the princesses brought him a cup of wine; but the soldier threw it all away secretly, taking care not to drink a drop.
The soldier saw them going down through the trap-door one after another, the eldest leading the way; and thinking he had no time to lose, he jumped up, put on the cloak which the old woman had given him, and followed them; but in the middle of the stairs he trod on the gown of the youngest princess, and she cried out to her sisters, 'All is not right; someone took hold of my gown.
At this moment the Soldier with the Green Whiskers returned, and the Scarecrow asked:
A regiment of girls, gathered from the four corners of the Land of Oz," replied the Soldier, still pale with fear.
I thank you for the pewter soldier
, my little friend
Squads of soldiers
who were dismissed from duty passed by them, shoulder to shoulder, with the regular step which they had learned at the drill.