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Those only who have experienced the warm cordiality that grows up between comrades in wild and adventurous expeditions of the kind, can picture to themselves the hearty cheering with which the stragglers were welcomed to the camp.
Stragglers arrived in groups continually; but once here those perambulating corpses separated; each begged for himself a place near a fire; repulsed repeatedly, they met again, to obtain by force the hospitality already refused to them.
At a few steps distant from the vehicle he now found a company of some thirty stragglers collected around an immense fire, which they were feeding with planks, caisson covers, wheels, and broken carriages.
The advance, with Heyward at its head, had already reached the defile, and was slowly disappearing, when the attention of Cora was drawn to a collection of stragglers by the sounds of contention.
He whistled and sounded his horn in vain; the straggler paid no attention to the summons.
Proceeding to the former camping ground of the Nez Perces, they found the lodges deserted; upon which they hid themselves among the willows and thickets, watching for some straggler who might guide them to the present "whereabout" of their intended victims.
Save yourself -- and go, before some straggler see thee here, and report it."
They confirmed that five blue stragglers reside in the cluster's core.
On a day when 29 overs were lost to rain, the championship stragglers found runs hard to come by.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines insisted Friday that there was no premature declaration of Marawi City's liberation from terrorists despite the presence of a small number of stragglers in the war-torn city.
He said: "The heron was trying to scare the ducklings away from their parents so it could pick up the stragglers.
Napton put 12 goals past Division Five stragglers Kineton Reserves, Robert Burgess notching four while Matt Austin and Mike Harrison completed hat-tricks.