Then the elephants were chained by their hind legs to their big stumps of pickets, and extra ropes were fitted to the new elephants, and the fodder was piled before them, and the hill drivers went back to Petersen Sahib through the afternoon light, telling the plains drivers to be extra careful that night, and laughing when the plains drivers asked the reason.
Little Toomai was just going to sleep, too, when he heard the coir string snap with a little "tang," and Kala Nag rolled out of his pickets as slowly and as silently as a cloud rolls out of the mouth of a valley.
He slapped old friends on the back and asked them if the stumps were coming away easily; he talked nonsense concerning labor and the inalienable rights of elephants to a long "nooning"; and, wandering to and fro, he thoroughly demoralized the garden till sundown, when he returned to his picket
So they followed the Champion and several others through the streets and just beyond the village came to a very high picket
fence, built all of marble, which seemed to divide the great cave into two equal parts.
Another scab, backed over the pickets
by a hand clutching his throat, had his face pulped by a revolver butt.
Here has the cunning Frenchman been posting a picket
directly in our path," he said; "red-skins and whites; and we shall be as likely to fall into their midst as to pass them in the fog
The whole front of this latter structure was completely open, and from one end to the other ran a narrow verandah, fenced in on the edge of the pi-pi with a picket
Suppose a man -- a civilian and student of hanging -- should elude the picket
post and perhaps get the better of the sentinel," said Fahrquhar, smiling, "what could he accomplish?
Since early morning- despite an injunction not to approach the picket
line- the officers had been unable to keep sight-seers away.
The animal turned and trotted back toward her until the picket
rope brought him to a stand, and then he wheeled about and with ears up-pricked gazed out into the night; but the girl could neither see nor hear aught.
They were recognized as graves by the discolored stones or rotting boards at head and foot, leaning at all angles, some prostrate; by the ruined picket
fences surrounding them; or, infrequently, by the mound itself showing its gravel through the fallen leaves.
Is fork, sir, fork,' replied Mr Swiveller slapping his picket