She had the grit to pray for Judus if she took the notion there warn't no back-down to her, I judge. You may say what you want to, but in my opinion she had more sand in her than any girl I ever see; in my opinion she was just full of sand. It sounds like flattery, but it ain't no flattery. And when it comes to beauty and goodness, too she lays over them all.

She had the grit to pray for Judus if she took the notion there warn't no back-down to her, I judge. You may say what you want to, but in my opinion she had more sand in her than any girl I ever see; in my opinion she was just full of sand. It sounds like flattery, but it ain't no flattery. And when it comes to beauty and goodness, too she lays over them all.

Percival's shoulders sagged. His face wore an expression of complete surrender. "Well, if you won't, I suppose you won't," he muttered. A triumphant sneer greeted this abject back-down on the part of the would-be dictator. "I thought so," exclaimed Landover. "You're yellow. You can bully these poor, ignorant " He never finished the sentence.

We'll give our Mescalero friends a wide berth if we can." The foreman hung in the saddle a moment before he turned to go. He had to save his face from a public back-down, "Bet you a week's pay there's nothin' to it, Webb." "Hope you're right, Joe," his employer answered.

Their belief is so firm that it will be difficult for the authorities to explain a backdown to Wilson." It was not. The Government can explain anything to the German people. The back-down came, causing sentiments which can be divided into three groups. One, "We were very good to give in to America. England would not be so good." Two, "Americans put us in a bad position.

"Miss Colton," I said. She, apparently, did not hear me, so I called again. "Miss Colton." "Yes?" "I seem somehow or other to have offended you." And even as I said it I realized the completeness of the back-down, realized it and blushed. I was ashamed of my weakness. Yet when she asked me to repeat my words I did so. "You spoke to me?" she said, coldly. "I I said I had not meant to offend you."

To beg pardon was to knuckle under and it took something more than I was master of in the way of putting on style to ask to be excused, even if the element of back-down were eliminated. Remember, I had been "educated" on the canal. So I tried to look her out of countenance, grew red, retreated, and went about some sort of needless work without a word completely defeated.

We heard no further reference to what he had been pleased to style "amatures." In no company would the black-headed man who had visited Arizona be rated a novice at the cool art of self-preservation. One doubt remained: what kind of a man was Trampas? A public back-down is an unfinished thing, for some natures at least.

Many years later, when Roosevelt and I discussed this episode we cast about for reasons to account for the Kaiser's sudden back-down. We concluded that after the first interview Holleben either did not cable to Berlin at all, or he gave the message with his own comment that it was all a bluff.

"Then you don't want us to give up the Big Bear Mountain hike, and make up another programme; is that it, Mr. Witherspoon?" asked Tom, who had not been quite so much concerned as some of the others, because he believed he knew the nature of their efficient scout master, and that he was not one of the "back-down" kind. "Why should we do that?" replied the other, quietly.