Soon after this, my companion in captivity, John Stewart, was killed by the savages, and the man that came with my brother
returned home by himself.
But never speak again of your love for my poor brother
He said his father and his two brothers
was killed, and two or three of the enemy.
From the time of our alighting at the outer gate (which we found locked, and which one of the brothers
had opened to admit us, and had relocked), I had heard cries proceeding from an upper chamber.
But my brothers
began to be jealous of my prosperity, and set to work to plot against my life.
And she told him that looking out of her little window she had seen her brothers
flying over the wood in the shape of swans, and she showed him the feathers which they had let fall in the yard, and which she had collected.
The words the brothers
exchanged, the emotion they showed can scarcely be imagined, I fancy, much less put down in writing.
The scale dipped at last on the side of writing to the lawyer, and, to be brief, the correspondence ended in an appointment for a meeting between David and his eldest brother
The two elder brothers
would have pulled it down, in order to see how the poor ants in their fright would run about and carry off their eggs.
are closeted next morning in the ironmaster's room, where the elder is proceeding, in his clear sensible way, to show how he thinks he may best dispose of George in his business, when George squeezes his hand and stops him.
But now in a city which admits of this community, the tie of friendship must, from that very cause, be extremely weak, when no father can say, this is my son; or son, this is my father; for as a very little of what is sweet, being mixed with a great deal of water is imperceptible after the mixture, so must all family connections, and the names they go by, be necessarily disregarded in such a community, it being then by no means necessary that the father should have any regard for him he called a son, or the brothers
for those they call brothers
This family had inherited from the brothers
Paclet the fief of Tirechappe, which was dependent upon the Bishop of Paris, and whose twenty-one houses had been in the thirteenth century the object of so many suits before the official.