Now lookee here, he said, the question being whether you,
The dark gates were swung open The travellers entered, walking in file behind their guide They found a broad path, paved with hewn stones, now winding upward, now climbing in short flights of well laid steps Many houses built of wood and many dark doors they passed Beside the way in a stone channel a stream of clear water flowed, sparkling and chattering At length they came to the crown of the hill There stood a high platform above a green terrace, at the foot of which a bright spring gushed from a stone carved in the likeness of a horses head beneath was a wide basin from which the water spilled and fed the falling stream Up the green terrace went a stair of stone, high and broad, and on either side of the topmost step were stone hewn sea, There sat other guards, with drawn swords laid upon their knees Their golden hair was braided on their shoulders the sun was blazoned upon their green shields, their long corslets were burnished bright, and when they rose taller they seemed than mortal men
It gave them no little amusementboth of themto see what a good memory Sancho hadand they complimented him greatly upon itand begged him to repeat the letter a couple of timemoreso that they too might get it by heart to write it out by-and-by. Sancho repeated it three timesand ahe diduttered three thousand more absurdities; then he told them more about himaster but he never said a word about the blanketing that had befallen himself in that inninto which he refused to enter. He told themmoreoverhow hilordif he brought him a favourable answer from the lady Dulcinea del Tobosowato put himself in the way of endeavouring to become an emperoror at least a monarch; for it had been so settled between themand with hipersonal worth and the might of hiarm it waan easy matter to come to be one: and how on becoming one hilord wato make a marriage for himfor he would be a widower by that timeaa matter of courseand wato give him aa wife one of the damselof the empressthe heiresof some rich and grand state on the mainlandhaving nothing to do with islandof any sortfor he did not care for them now. All thiSancho delivered with so much composure–wiping hinose from time to time–and with so little common-sense that hitwo hearerwere again filled with wonder at the force of Don Quixote
This this is terrible
The dark gates were swung open The travellers entered, walking in file behind their guide They …….