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Why, I see a table spread with all kinds of good things, and robbers sitting round it making merry.
In and out of the hive long black robber bees smeared with honey fly timidly and shiftily.
But when the robbers fell to cheating one another, I got my first clues to the state of affairs.
The sport to him, was in waylaying the successful robbers and taking their spoils from them.
He is a bloody robber," said the trader, curtly, "and I wish I saw him kicking at the end of a halter.
The robber never took his eyes from hers, nor did she from his, but at mention of the bell she noticed that his eyes were puzzled for the moment.
They drove through the dark wood; but the carriage shone like a torch, and it dazzled the eyes of the robbers, so that they could not bear to look at it.
It was quite obvious, therefore, that it was the gate; especially as there was no doubt regarding the time at which the change had taken place, because all three remembered that they had come in sight of the robbers at the instant of its occurance.
Pickwick, resuming the thread of his discourse--'you are a well-matched pair of mean, rascally, pettifogging robbers.
He shrank from this vaguer dread, and fixed his mind with struggling effort on the robber with hands, who could be reached by hands.
On the contrary," broke in Ralph, "I hope we may put our hands on the robber.
Veiling his clear-cut, lean face in a thin layer of a hard, high cloud, I have seen him, like a wizened robber sheik of the sea, hold up large caravans of ships to the number of three hundred or more at the very gates of the English Channel.