Carmen stared at him, trying to follow his runaway thought train.
It was a simple runaway.
Betsy had referred it as an afterthought, suspecting the young girl was a runaway.
According to one account, he distinguished himself by stopping the runaway horses of her carriage; according to another, he only picked up her handkerchief; a third and scandalous explanation of his fortune has been given.
This crime, originally confined to runaway convicts, was now committed by young men born in the colony, familiar with its mountains and forests, who were good horsemen and excellent shots.