In the yells of the whirling mob of Devil's Row children there were notes of joy like songs of triumphant savagery.
He glanced over into the vacant lot in which the little raving boys from Devil's Row seethed about the shrieking and tearful child from Rum Alley.
The foundation of their airy castles lay already before them in the strip of rich alluvium on the river bank, where the North Fork, sharply curving round the base of Devil's Spur, had for centuries swept the detritus of gulch and canyon.
Such was the position of affairs at Devil's Ford on the 13th of August, 1860.
But the moment Sancho quitted his beast to go and help Don Quixote, the dancing devil with the bladders jumped up on Dapple, and beating him with them, more by the fright and the noise than by the pain of the blows, made him fly across the fields towards the village where they were going to hold their festival.
"For all that," said Don Quixote, "it will be well to visit the discourtesy of that devil upon some of those in the cart, even if it were the emperor himself."
But already doth IT attack me and constrain me, this spirit of melancholy, this evening-twilight devil
: and verily, ye higher men, it hath a longing--
And, talking of the devil, Holy Clerk, are you not afraid that he may pay you a visit daring some of your uncanonical pastimes?''
``True, holy father,'' said the knight; ``but the devil is apt to keep an eye on such exceptions; he goes about, thou knowest, like a roaring lion.''
"That's just what he is--he's a devil! an ugly devil!
I never bargained to carry a mad devil and a silly Sawbones, a--"
So, now thou art to be at an hour's warning, whensoever and wheresoever the devil
shall fetch thee.