Already Banfy was fighting with the eighth spahi who, like all the rest, gave way before his extraordinary dexterity.
Another traveller was coming in to his night's rest, and he was a spahi.
He is thin as the spahi's lance, he is nervous as the leaves of the eucalyptus-tree when the winds blow from the north.
The spahi stared at my cigar so persistently that I was obliged to offer him one.
He cast a vicious look at the spahi and went out into the darkness.
The butcher, who was an ex-'spahi', declared that he was a deserter.
But such attention as I had to bestow on anything just then was given to the spahi and his companion.
They quarreled; the spahi drew first; and then, pouf et passe!
The spahi stepped over the lintel with a jingling of spurs, a rattling of accoutrements.
The spahi's fascination by the invisible forces was purely physical.