But the hermit soberly journeyed toward Nottingham, the two men-at-arms, with the sumpter mule, riding in front.
"O, because she resembles a sister I lost," returned sumpter after a brief hesitation.
We started, my uncouth guide sitting tailor-fashion on the sumpter mule upon the baggage.
"He is in the office with Mr. sumpter, I believe," was the reply.
They say that none but he could have helped to get the major away, and that General sumpter was the instigator.
On the preceding day, the post at Orangeburg had surrendered to sumpter.
I at once ordered the sumpter mules taken to the copse on the forest's edge, and directed every man to look to his arms and armor.
sumpter was preceded by the legion, supported by the state cavalry.
Even the sumpter mules rejoiced, and gave forth a chorus of brays that did one's heart good.
General sumpter had sent the patriot to warn General Greene.
early 14c., "driver of a pack horse," from Old French sommetier, from Vulgar Latin *sagmatarius "a pack horse driver," from Late Latin sagmat- "a pack, burden," stem of sagma "packsaddle," from Greek sagma, probably related to sattein "to pack, press, stuff." Used from mid-15c. of horses and mules for carrying loads.