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He picked himself up, and limped slowly from the arena.
There are some, even, who have slaves that talk for them, and I saw one who sat during the rites with closed eyes while a slave narrated to her the events that were transpiring within the arena.
It was as singular as it was gratifying that I was also so fortunate as to find among the rubbish of the arena, a stained and mutilated copy of the Roman Daily Battle-Ax, containing a critique upon this very performance.
Another male then sprang into the arena, and, repeating the horrid cries of his king, followed stealthily in his wake.
Another door led to a flight of steps that rose from the arena level upward through the seats to an exit at the back of the hall.
Past us swept the pursued and the pursuers, nor did the hairy ones accord us more than a passing glance until the arena had been emptied of its former occupants.
From what I had once seen of their methods in the pits of Phutra I knew them to be the opposite of merciful, whereas in the arena I should be quickly despatched by some savage beast.
About the arena were tiers of seats; but the a thing that caught her attention was a gigantic jetan board laid out upon the floor of the arena in great squares of alternate orange and black.
As he was entering the arena, he shied off to the side more stiff- leggedly than ever, bristled all along his neck and back, and growled deep and low in his throat.
The Emperor and all his Court came to see the spectacle, and Androcles was led out into the middle of the arena.
Slowly the long and glittering train wound into the lists, until every horse had been tethered by the varlets in waiting, and every lord and lady seated in the long stands which stretched, rich in tapestry and velvet and blazoned arms, on either side of the centre of the arena.
So it may be fairly stated that Miss Stacy's old pupil's held their own in the wider arena of the academical course.