She was no longer the icicle that had put a chill into underwriters and bidders.
There was no opposition, and the whole equipment was sold to the only bidders.
The spectators, about two hundred in number, were not more than one-tenth bidders.
The place was always crowded with bidders, and the bidding was fast and high.
Liquor was served at vendues and made the bidders expansive.
When the bidders heard this they ran away, and it would have been in vain to run after them.
This time there were other bidders, all of whom Brannan recognized courteously and promptly.
And when the bait drew, and the bidders offered, and the buyer awaited—what then?
Some suppose the bidders had in view the contingency of the capture of the city by the enemy.
There were only two bidders for the pistol, the writer and the deputy county clerk, Billy Burt, who got it for $13.50.