Then he crept out of the room, got on the mare, and rode up the pike.
And saying this he stabbed him with his pike in the face, and the blood spurted forth.
But far eastward on the pike there slowly developed a soft, white haze.
Quite and clane the contrary—when the shillelah's up, the pike's down.
They will be on my side, and I will keep in the middle of the 'pike.