They pick their own players, usually the best of their own warriors and slaves, if they be powerful men who possess such, or their friends may volunteer, or they may obtain prisoners from the pits.
Each is caparisoned to simulate the piece he represents and in addition he wears that which indicates whether he be slave, a warrior serving a sentence, or a volunteer. If serving a sentence the number of games he must play is also indicated, and thus the one directing the moves knows which pieces to risk and which to conserve, and further than this, a man's chances are affected by the position that is assigned him for the game.
Viaburi turned yellow when told that he was to accompany the expedition, and, to everybody's surprise, Lalaperu volunteered to take his place.
Whenever the gold-hunters moved their camp, the bushmen volunteered to carry the luggage.
A man came to the captain this morning and volunteered to join the
you have got a new volunteer who joins the Wanderer ?"
I want you to wait for a volunteer who has just joined us."
On the platform there rang out "God save the Tsar," then shouts of "hurrah!" and "jivio!" One of the volunteers, a tall, very young man with a hollow chest, was particularly conspicuous, bowing and waving his felt hat and a nosegay over his head.
One of the ladies, who had met the volunteers, came out of the hall and addressed Sergey Ivanovitch.
Jones answered: "That he had not mentioned anything of enlisting himself; that he was most zealously attached to the glorious cause for which they were going to fight, and was very desirous of serving as a volunteer
;" concluding with some compliments to the lieutenant, and expressing the great satisfaction he should have in being under his command.
Discovering this, Arthur volunteered to relieve Miss Haldane, at intervals, in the office of reader.
Carbury volunteered to stay with her during the temporary separation from her niece.