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The petticoat was dropped with hesitation, and Barangaroo stood “armed cap-a-pee in nakedness.”
Behind him came Brian de Bois Guilbert, armed cap-a-pee in bright armour, but without his lance, shield, or sword, which were borne by his two esquires behind him.
An order was in consequence issued on a Saturday, that the first four pigs found rambling at large after two days should be put to death without mercy; and accordingly on Monday morning at the negro breakfast-hour, the head governor made his appearance befor ethe house, armed cap-a-pee, with a lance in his hand and an enormous cutlass by his side.
It was the figure of a man armed cap-a-pee, bearing on his shoulders a bundle dropping with water, which afterwards appeared to be the body of a man that seemed to have been drowned, and fished up from the bottom of the neighbouring river.
Our adventurer hearing himself thus addressed, and seeing his rival, who had passed him, posted to obstruct his progress, armed cap-a-pee, with his lance in the rest, determined to give the satisfaction that was required, and desired that the regulations of the combat might be established.
Omiah, to excite their admiration the more, was drelTed cap-a-pee in a fuit of armour, and was mounted and caparifbned with his fword and pike, like St. George going to kill the dragon, whom he very nearly rcprefcnted; only that Omiah had pidols in his holders, of which the bold faint knew not the ufe.
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