We had marched a verst or more when thick clouds began to gather in the sky, and loud rumblings were heard.
He told me that if I would let him ride one verst more with me he would then turn back.
When he had gone a verst his strength gave out, his feet were sore.
Akm escorted them for about half a verst; he was obliged to go to the mill.
He found his company half a verst ahead, and as night fell he joined a group of grim figures around a blazing camp-fire.
They drove about a verst, without saying one word to each other.
Before he had covered the first verst, he heard the rattle of a cart alongside of him.
I looked back for the last time when we were half a verst along the road.
This I could not refuse; but he rode very slowly, and made the verst a very long one.
Had we been only half a verst further on our road, our journey had been at an end.