The officers were hurriedly drinking tea and breakfasting, the soldiers, munching biscuit and beating a tattoo with their feet to warm themselves, gathering round the fires throwing into the flames the remains of sheds, chairs, tables, wheels, tubs, and everything that they did not want or could not carry away with them.
With a disgruntled look on his face he hurriedly dressed and shuffled out to the kitchen where Fred O'Connor was munching on a doughnut and holding a glass of Ovaltine.
No one spoke and the only sounds heard were the clatter of knives and the munching of the lieutenant.
Unnoticed, Betsy stood in the kitchen doorway, a sandwich in her hand, munching away.
The dinner was nearly over, and the Emperor, munching a biscuit, rose and went out onto the balcony.
They stood there holding each other, listening to the sound of the horses munching on hay and smelling the sweet aroma of oats and alfalfa.
Someone was snoring under them, and around them stood saddled horses munching their oats.
There wasn't much left to Saturday but the time was spent lounging around, munching on Chinese takeout and drinking Coors beer.
Not all the Cossacks and hussars were asleep; here and there, amid the sounds of falling drops and the munching of the horses near by, could be heard low voices which seemed to be whispering.