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At noon was held a full Divan, to decide upon the "extraordinary demand." The chiefs of the people said: "We have no money, and cannot pay." The Rais replied: "Such discourse will not do; you have money, and must pay." Then the Divan broke up without farther palavering.

While some inspected our boat, others, collecting round us, examined our clothes, looking curiously at our light-coloured skins. After more palavering, we were led towards their village, when a few old men and a number of women and children came out to have a look at us, and we had again to endure the same sort of scrutiny as before.

Don't stand there palavering all day, but out with you and see if there's a fish on the lines for breakfast. I'll be along in a minute." He unlocked the door, and I cleared out up the river-bank. I noticed some pieces of limbs and such things floating down, and a sprinkling of bark; so I knowed the river had begun to rise. I reckoned I would have great times now if I was over at the town.

I wondered what she intended: whether she really would send Dr. John or not; or whether indeed he would come: he might be engaged. Madame had charged me not to let Georgette sleep till the doctor came; I had therefore sufficient occupation in telling her nursery tales and palavering the little language for her benefit.

He laid a hand on my shoulder and leaned there heavily. Lucas grinned. "Ah, waxing pious, is he? The prodigal prepares to return." M. Étienne's hand clinched on my shoulder. Vigo commanded a gag for Lucas, saying, with the only touch of anger I ever knew him to show: "He shall hang when the king comes in. And now to horse, lads, and out of the quarter; we have wasted too much time palavering.

I remember also to have read somewhere that such waste of time in diplomacy and palavering is the favourite resource of feeble and timid minds, who regard the use of dilatory and ambiguous measures as an evidence of the most admirable and consummate prudence." "Oh, you need not use so much learning with me," said Nino. "I assure you that I will be neither dilatory nor ambiguous.

If he no sign treaty, eat up his Ju-Ju," Raguet went on. A flow of language came from the king's lips. "His Majesty say, he bring his Ju-Ju, see whose greater," said the interpreter. Vaguely aware that treachery was impending, but crazed now by the falling mangoes, Peters left them palavering and followed the trail.

I take no shame in the pride with which I write of my grandfather, albeit he took the part of his Majesty and Parliament against the Colonies. He was no palavering turncoat, like my Uncle Grafton, to cry "God save the King!" again when an English fleet sailed up the bay. Mr.

Well, well, well, I hain't got time to be palavering along here got to nail on the lid and mosey along with him; and if you'll just give me a lift we'll skeet him into the hearse and meander along.

If not, I beg you get out of my sight, for I have neither the will nor the desire for palavering." "Oh, Richard, do keep your temper!" implored Dorothy. "Can you not see that Mr. Allen desires to do us to do you a service?" "Of that I am not so sure," I replied. "It is his way, Miss Manners," said the rector, "and I hold it not against him.