I very much fear," answered Nicholl, "that, in spite of all precautions
taken, the Columbiad was not fairly pointed.
The combat was to cease as soon as Prince John should throw down his leading staff, or truncheon; another precaution
usually taken to prevent the unnecessary effusion of blood by the too long endurance of a sport so desperate.
If one nation maintains constantly a disciplined army, ready for the service of ambition or revenge, it obliges the most pacific nations who may be within the reach of its enterprises to take corresponding precautions
I shall take my precautions
against you," said De Wardes, "be assured of it.
They have evidently taken the precaution of watching you, however, and that is what has brought Moriarty to Victoria.
Of course, you will say: 'Why not take police precautions against him?
to those already mentioned, and to a still greater extent, were observed in passing the Long Narrows, and the falls, where they would be exposed to the depredations of the chivalry of Wish-ram, and its freebooting neighborhood.
You understand, mademoiselle, that these precautions are calculated to cause surprise?
Evidently, my child, such precautions are very surprising.
It was evident they were dogged by a daring and persevering enemy, who was encouraged by past impunity; they should, therefore, take more than usual precautions, and post a guard at night over their cavalry.
As yet I have sustained no loss; thanks to the precautions which you have slighted; but my property is too unsafe here; my turn will come next; I and my people will share the contempt you are bringing upon yourselves, and will be thought, like you, poor-spirited beings, who may at any time be plundered with impunity.
I think so, madame, because I myself have made use of them, that I might not be poisoned at Naples, at Palermo, and at Smyrna -- that is to say, on three several occasions when, but for these precautions
, I must have lost my life.