"Ah, sure now, but that's fine!" exclaimed the major with delight, his eyes beginning to sparkle in anticipation. "The best of news! A little action, eh? I ask nothing better. All I ask is that we live to reach the committee live to be properly killed! It's this dying-alive that kills me! Faith, it tears the nerves clean out of my body!" "That is a true Arab idea, Major," smiled Leclair.