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By the light of the camp-fire the band exchanged signs and passwords.
In the meantime, they detach bands, or "brigades" as they are termed, of trappers in various directions, assigning to each a portion of country as a hunting or trapping ground.
Bands of free trappers resort hither also, to sell the furs they have collected; or to engage their services for the next hunting season.
The constant study of the rival bands is to forestall and outwit each other; to supplant each other in the good will and custom of the Indian tribes; to cross each other's plans; to mislead each other as to routes; in a word, next to his own advantage, the study of the Indian trader is the disadvantage of his competitor.
But a call and a mandate, from Mahtoree, checked the rising, and nearly ungovernable, temper of his band.
The instructions of Hard-Heart, on quitting his band, had been worthy of the self-devotion and daring of his character.
Mahtoree had left many a daring brave behind him in his band, and the orator, who in the debates of that day had manifested such pacific thoughts, now exhibited the most generous self-devotion, in order to wrest the memorial of a man he had never loved, from the hands of the avowed enemies of his people.
Then Robin Hood and all his band laughed aloud until the stranger began to grow angry.
Then when the feast was ready they all sat down, but Robin placed Little John at his right hand, for he was henceforth to be the second in the band.
Then seven sponsors shall we have," quoth Will Stutely, and hunting among all the band, he chose the seven stoutest men of them all.
He rode up to the front door and dismounted, and the band stopped playing and went away and the crowds of people returned to their dwellings.
Dorothy placed soft cushions in a corner for Billina and her chicks, and had just returned to the Throne and seated herself when the playing of the royal band outside the palace announced the approach of distinguished guests.