Much will, of course, depend upon the extent and the particular route. A late prime minister of Greece, under the reigning king Otho, actually perished by means of one day's pleasure excursion from Athens, though meeting neither thief nor robber.
Matthews was sympathetic and apologetic, but he was also amused, and he laughed heartily. It seemed he knew Mr. Littell. The "robber band," as Bobby afterwards named them, laughed with him; in fact, in their relief, laughing till the tears came. The black-eyed man, meanwhile, left the room, still, evidently, suspicious of them. "Monsieur Brissot," explained Mr.
In the early settlement of the West, the borders were infested with desperadoes flying from justice, suspected or convicted felons escaped from the grasp of the law, who sought safety. The counterfeiter and the robber there found a secure retreat or a new theater for crime."
"You robber dogs!" I exclaimed, wilfully mistaking the purpose of their disturbance, "if you do not instantly quit the house I will fire my blunderbuss through the door." "Fire a fule's bauble!" said Andrew Fairservice; "it's Mr. Clerk Jobson, with a legal warrant"
She was a robber baroness; she dwelt in a rocky "fastness" whatever that was surrounded by a crew of outlaws as desperate as any that ever drew cutlass and dagger, and she ruled them not only by native strength of character, but also by the aid of other forces, for she was on friendly terms with the more prominent wood sprites, fairies, and the like, and they brought her wisdom.
"Heavens!" cried the tall robber, whose incognito we need no longer preserve, and who, as our readers are doubtless aware, answered to the name of Pepper, "heavens!" cried he, looking upward at the starry skies in a sort of ecstasy, "what a jolly life this is! Some fellows like hunting; d -it! what hunting is like the road?
"Weren't you frightened when you saw the robber?" she asked, for her father had told her of Herbert's adventure with the burglar. "No," said Herbert, "I did not feel afraid." "How brave you must be?" said Julia, with evident admiration. "There was no need of my being frightened," said Herbert, modestly. "I was expecting him." "I know I should have been frightened to death," said Julia, decidedly.
"Why don't you salute me, you dirty Yankee puppy?" said Philip, with an oath. "I don't salute a traitor and a robber," said Paul. Philip turned pale with anger. "Say that again, and I will cut your heart out!" he said, with a horrible oath, raising his sword and advancing upon Paul, who stood still and looked him calmly in the eye. "Cowards only attack unarmed men," said Paul.
"By the way, what's your name?" he asked, before he closed the door. "Turkington James Turkington, sir," answered the now respectful robber. And he wanted to say more, but the other interrupted. "Well, Turk, when you get up in the morning, polish those shoes of mine over there. We'll talk it over after I've had my breakfast. Good-night."
At the voice of their pastor, the robber, the incendiary, the homicide, arose by thousands to redeem their souls, by repeating on the infidels the same deeds which they had exercised against their Christian brethren; and the terms of atonement were eagerly embraced by offenders of every rank and denomination.