Darkyn was always too far ahead of her, twisting her into knots to keep her in place.
On the other hand, if you abandoned the wagons and rode the mules, you might be able to keep ahead of the Indians.
She suspected he was one step ahead, but she wasn't expecting him to reveal his plan.
At last the men mounted, and, as they say in the old songs, away went the steeds with bridles ringing and whips cracking and hounds racing ahead, and away went the champion hunters "with hark and whoop and wild halloo!"
Brandon rode ahead of her most of the time, dropping back beside her when they emerged from the forest.