Approving of this mode of testifying the regard he wished to express, extraordinary as it was, Ahasuerus instantly commanded its punctual execution. "Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to" whom? to my favourite Haman? No insufferable mortification; "to Mordecai the Jew!"

Yet he was not prepared to grant it. To escape from the dilemma he endeavored to make Haman act as a counterpoise against Mordecai, that "what the one built up, the other might pull down." Ahasuerus had long been acquainted with Haman's feeling against the Jews.

So Hatach went forth to Mordecai unto the street of the city, which was before the king's gate. And Mordecai told him of all that had happened unto him, and of the sum of the money that Haman had promised to pay to the king's treasuries for the Jews, to destroy them.

I shall thank you to take every soldier in the fort Italian, Spaniard, and Irish and hang them up as high as Haman, for a set of mutinous cowards, with the arch-traitor San Josepho at their head." "I am obliged to you for your offer, sir, and shall deliberate presently as to whether I shall not accept it."

Murder me, and the law would hang you high as Haman if it ever got a chance." The provisional clause came out with a little pause between each word to stress the meaning. The drunken man caught at it to spur his rage. "Hmp! Mean you're man enough to beat the law to it?" Beaudry managed to get out a derisive laugh. "Oh, no! Not when I have a suitcase in my right hand and you have the drop on me.

Commandant Trichard, mentioned in this connection as a witness, was one of the commandants who refused to confirm the terms accorded by Cronjé to Jameson. Mr. Abel Erasmus is a gentleman so notorious that it would be quite unnecessary to further describe him. He is the one whom Lord Wolseley described as a fiend in human form, and threatened to "hang as high as Haman."

And the king said unto Haman, The silver is given to thee, the people also, to do with them as it seemeth good to thee. ESTHER iii. 1-11. The stage of this passage is filled by three strongly marked and strongly contrasted figures: Mordecai, Haman, and Ahasuerus; a sturdy nonconformist, an arrogant and vindictive minister of state, and a despotic and careless king.

This is the text of the decree which Haman issued to the heads of all the nations regarding the annihilation of the Jews: "This herein is written by me, the great officer of the king, his second in rank, the first among the grandees, and one of the seven princes, and the most distinguished among the nobles of the realm.

Haman did as he was commanded, for he could do nothing else, and after it was all over Mordecai took his place again at the king's gate, but Haman hastened home mourning, and with his head covered. The next day he came to the queen's banquet with the king, and again the king said,

And while they were yet talking with him, came the king's chamberlains, and hasted to bring Haman unto the banquet that Esther had prepared. So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen.