While the others were busily occupied in seeking to gratify their childish passion for finery, by plundering even the miserable effects of the scout, or had been searching with such bloodthirsty vengeance in their looks for their absent owner, Le Renard had stood at a little distance from the prisoners
, with a demeanor so quiet and satisfied, as to betray that he had already effected the grand purpose of his treachery.
Calaway's daughters, and one of mine, were taken prisoners
near the fort.
Why should he make himself a prisoner
for life in brick, and stone, and old worm-eaten timber, when he may just as easily dwell, in one sense, nowhere,--in a better sense, wherever the fit and beautiful shall offer him a home?
I had soon read all the tracts that were left there, and examined where former prisoners
had broken out, and where a grate had been sawed off, and heard the history of the various occupants of that room; for I found that even there there was a history and a gossip which never circulated beyond the walls of the jail.
Then shall ye, said Sir Launcelot, on Whitsunday next coming go unto the court of King Arthur, and there shall ye yield you unto Queen Guenever, and put you all three in her grace and mercy, and say that Sir Kay sent you thither to be her prisoners
The inside surfaces of the two doors were completely covered with CARTES DE VISITE of former prisoners
, ingeniously let into the wood and protected from dirt and injury by glass.
He said he would show by a chain of circumstantial evidence without break or fault in it anywhere, that the principal prisoner
at the bar committed the murder; that the motive was partly revenge, and partly a desire to take his own life out of jeopardy, and that his brother, by his presence, was a consenting accessory to the crime; a crime which was the basest known to the calendar of human misdeeds--assassination; that it was conceived by the blackest of hearts and consummated by the cowardliest of hands; a crime which had broken a loving sister's heart, blighted the happiness of a young nephew who was as dear as a son, brought inconsolable grief to many friends, and sorrow and loss to the whole community.
Then the dead were counted, prisoners
exchanged, the terms of the next disagreement agreed upon, and the day for the necessary battle appointed; after which the armies fell into line and marched away, and Tom turned homeward alone.
Heat, however, will melt the proudest head and reduce to fiddling strings the finest product of the waving- pin; so anxious mothers were stationed over their offspring, waving palm-leaf fans, it having been decided that the supreme instant when the town clock struck ten should be the one chosen for releasing the prisoners
from their self-imposed tortures.
Both the Saxon chiefs were made prisoners
at the same moment, and each under circumstances expressive of his character.
I am not going there to be imprisoned," said Dantes; "it is only used for political prisoners
Monsieur de Beaufort, in common with many other prisoners
, was bent upon doing things that were prohibited; and the only resource the governor had was, one day when the duke was playing at tennis, to efface all these drawings, consisting chiefly of profiles.