The Czar might retreat until his pursuers perished of fatigue and hunger.
And, looking back, he saw that Hal Dozier was not among the pursuers.
The pursuers lost ground; they stopped and yelled for horses.
But Philip slackened not his pace; he began to distance his pursuers.
The doors reeled and shook beneath the pressure of the pursuers.
Dick had felt that the danger to their pursuers had more than doubled.
Then he sat down and ate from his store, feeling that he had shaken off his pursuers.
The bushes ceased to shake, but Dick had no doubt their pursuers were before them.
The pursuers came up, and saw a figure totter and fall at their feet.
When the pursuers set off across the fields the captors of Ned were out of sight.