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Ephraim had already proposed to go with some of his companions in quest of tidings, when a messenger announced that Hur's men had lost courage at the sight of the well-fortified Egyptian citadel. Their leader, it is true, had urged them to the assault, but his band had shrunk from the peril and, unless Nun and his men brought aid, they would return with their mission unfulfilled.

She had one of them sweet, strong faces, John, like the nun when I had my arm broke and was scalded, her sweet mouth kept mumblin' prayers, but her fingers held an artery shut that was trying its damndest to pump Gun Gunderson's old heart dry strong character, you bet. "Well, that woman sat facing our table and kept looking at me; I couldn't see her without turning, but I knew she was looking.

'There, said I, 'the unhappy nun sits weeping in her cell, while perhaps her lover paces the street below in unavailing anguish. " The officious Mateo interrupted my meditations and destroyed in an instant the cobweb tissue of my fancy. With his usual zeal he had gathered facts concerning the scene, which put my fictions all to flight.

She had felt drawn to the district of Geneva by a desire to give temporal and spiritual help to the poor people at the foot of the Jura range. And now, having consulted at Paris the Bishop of Geneva, she was making her way, in company with her little daughter, a nun, and two servants, to the little town of Gex.

She laughed in the face of force and refused absolutely." "And?" muttered Sarrion. "One may presume that subtler means were used," answered the nun. "You mean trickery," suggested Marcos.

Like a devout nun, she worshipped "St. Philip," and firmly believed in his miraculous powers. She fancied that her woes set her apart from common cares, and slowly fell into a dreamy state, professing no interest in any mundane matter, but the art that first attracted Philip.

Mora leaned forward, and laid her hand on his. "Mock not, my friend," she said. "There was a time when Father Gervaise stood to me for all my heart held dearest. Yet I loved him, not as a girl loves a man, but rather as a nun loves her Lord. He stood to me for all that was noblest and best; and, above all, for all that was vital and alive in life and in religion; strong to act; able to endure.

Ch. vi. section 4. See Inner Fortress, v. iii. section 1. Ch. i. section i. Ch. xix. sections 9, 17. See section 2, above. See ch. xi. section 23: Inner Fortress, vi. i. section 8. Section 16. See Inner Fortress, v. iii. section 1. See ch. xxxviii. section 1. See ch. xix. section 19. The Spanish editor calls attention to this as a proof of great laxity in those days that a nun like St.

At first d'Éon had all the social advertisement which was now his one desire, but he became a nuisance, and, by his quarrels with Beaumarchais, a scandal. In drawing-room plays he acted his English adventures with the great play-writer, whose part was highly ridiculous. Now d'Éon pretended to desire to 'take the veil' as a nun, now to join the troops being sent to America.

Then there was great rejoicing throughout the land, and the king rewarded his son-in-law with half of his kingdom, and he and his wife reigned happily over it. The Little Gray Man A nun, a countryman, and a blacksmith were once wandering through the world together.

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