SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LATE OPERATIONS OF THE FRENCH AT THE MARQUESAS--PRUDENT CONDUCT OF THE ADMIRAL--SENSATION PRODUCED BY THE ARRIVAL OF THE STRANGERS--THE FIRST HORSE SEEN BY THE ISLANDERS--REFLECTIONS--MISERABLE SUBTERFUGE
OF THE FRENCH--DIGRESSION CONCERNING TAHITI--SEIZURE OF THE ISLAND BY THE ADMIRAL--SPIRITED CONDUCT OF AN ENGLISH LADY
Lecount has told you of her visit here, and has no doubt declared that my niece's illness is a mere subterfuge
And I'd got to dance with the other Miss Gunn," said Godfrey, glad of the subterfuge
his uncle had suggested to him.
The Lacedaemonians, to gratify their allies, and yet preserve the semblance of an adherence to their ancient institutions, had recourse to the flimsy subterfuge
of investing Lysander with the real power of admiral, under the nominal title of vice-admiral.
Excuse my little subterfuge
," said the countess, in reply to her companion's half-reproachful observation on the subject; "but that horrid man had made me feel quite uncomfortable, and I longed to be alone, that I might compose my startled mind.
I saw a mind degraded by the practice of mean subterfuge
, by the habit of perfidious deception, and a body depraved by the infectious influence of the vice-polluted soul.
Without falsehood or subterfuge
, Louise, am I to believe what Mademoiselle de Montalais stated?
That was my little subterfuge
, dearest--for the sake of the Cause.
But this time I was not to be outwitted by any such petty subterfuge
When he thrust, however, I was not there, for I had fought with therns before; and while none had ever resorted to precisely that same expedient, I knew them to be the least honorable and most treacherous fighters upon Mars, and so was ever on the alert for some new and devilish subterfuge
when I was engaged with one of their race.
Perceiving that no respite, nor reprieve, nor subterfuge
was possible, he bravely decided upon his course of action; he wound his right foot round his left leg, raised himself on his left foot, and stretched out his arm: but at the moment when his hand touched the manikin, his body, which was now supported upon one leg only, wavered on the stool which had but three; he made an involuntary effort to support himself by the manikin, lost his balance, and fell heavily to the ground, deafened by the fatal vibration of the thousand bells of the manikin, which, yielding to the impulse imparted by his hand, described first a rotary motion, and then swayed majestically between the two posts.
Therefore, without subterfuge
or hesitation, tell me the truth - "