After prolonged discussion with Cadmus and others, it was decided to offer to exchange Sterry for Vesey. The proposition was accepted, and the exchange faithfully made, though considerable more delay was involved. But while it was under way Inman learned of Jennie Whitney's flight toward the Big Horn Mountains.

"If our new hog-house were only finished, you could be absolutely palatial in it. But I think I can do better than any of those. You leave that to me. Only, how about Aunt Lucile? She's essential to the scheme, I suppose. Can you deliver her?" "She'll come if it's put to her right, as a sporting proposition. She really is a good sport you know, the dear old thing. You leave her to me."

Your jools are in safe keeping, and not all the blagyirds in creation could get at them. I've come to tell you to cheer up a stout heart to a stey brae, as the old folk say. I'm handling this affair as a business proposition, so don't be feared, Mem. If there are enemies seeking you, there's friends on the road too.... Now, you'll have had your dinner, but you'd maybe like a little dessert."

"Gentlemen: I received your letter to-day by post, in regard to the ransom you ask for the return of my son. I think you are a little high in your demands, and I hereby make you a counter- proposition, which I am inclined to believe you will accept. You bring Johnny home and pay me two hundred and fifty dollars in cash, and I agree to take him off your hands.

"I'll talk to you later. You're up against a big proposition, Festing; but if you find yourself in a tight place and I've a man or two to spare, or can help " "Thanks; I may take advantage of your promise," Festing replied, and Norton turned to Charnock. "You are doing better than I expected when Dalton sent you along."

I'll risk anything he is suffering to take it now; here I must mind what I'm about. What has started this sudden excitement about iron? He stopped and turned toward the stranger; saying: "I have made you a proposition, you have not accepted it, and I desire that you will consider that I have made none.

The tests of evidence are given in detail in another chapter. After an arguer has secured his list of issues, he should test his work by asking the four following questions: Does each issue really bear upon the proposition? Is each issue a subdivision of the proposition, or is it the proposition itself formulated in different language? Does each issue comprise only disputed matter?

"The only proposition before us was this: There was small chance of any immediate fighting. If there were fighting we would not see it. Confronted with the same conditions again, I would decide in exactly the same manner.

If a man will once plant himself firmly on the proposition that he is the universe, that every emotion or expression of his mind is correlated in some way to phenomena in the external world, and that he shall say how correlated, he is in a position where the power of speech is at a maximum.

One Friday evening after school, they were amusing themselves on the parsonage lawn with this huge ball. When their father turned in, they ran up to him with a sporting proposition. "Bet you a nickel, papa," cried Carol, "that you can't throw this ball as far as the schoolhouse woodshed! By the way, will you lend me a nickel, papa?" He took the ball, and weighed it lightly in his hand.