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Tantor wrapped his trunk about the body of Korak and the stake to which it was bound, and tore it from the ground.
With this stake came a heavy hammer, such as in households is used in the coal cellar for breaking the lumps.
In your place I would stake the furniture against the horse.
If he wins, he will be at liberty, perhaps, to give vent to a laugh, or to pass a remark on the circumstance to a bystander, or to stake again, or to double his stake; but, even this he must do solely out of curiosity, and for the pleasure of watching the play of chances and of calculations, and not because of any vulgar desire to win.
Five francs the stake had been, and you got seven times your stake.
A hundred feet below the balloon stood a large post, or stake, and at its foot lay a human being--a young man of thirty years or more, with long black hair, half naked, wasted and wan, bleeding, covered with wounds, his head bowed over upon his breast, as Christ's was, when He hung upon the cross.
Many times had Tarzan seen Mbonga's black raiding parties return from the northward with prisoners, and always were the same scenes enacted about that grim stake, beneath the flaring light of many fires.
And strange to say Nicholas felt that he could not help taking up a card, putting a small stake on it, and beginning to play.
I have seen a man taken away from the stake after a dozen spear thrusts had pierced his body and the fire had been lighted about his feet.
About a stout stake near the centre of the circling fires a little knot of black warriors stood conversing, their bodies smeared with white and blue and ochre in broad and grotesque bands.
She is to be the stake of one of the games and it is O-Tar's desire that she be won by slaves and common warriors, since she repulsed him.
Come, Trent, what stake will you have me set up against that other tumblerful of brandy.