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It was a frightful thing to see this wretch, leaving a long track of blood on the ground he passed over, pale with approaching death, trying to drag himself along without being seen to the body of his accomplice, which lay twenty paces from him.
But the cruel wretch said, 'Then I will eat all Noman's comrades before Noman himself, and will keep Noman for the last.
If you could understand and talk, you would tell me where the wretch is hiding, and I would dash his brains upon the ground till they flew all over the cave.
You wretch, eat up your visitors in your own house?
cried Athos, "my son, I entreat you; the wretch is dying, and it is horrible to let a man die without extending a hand to save him.
We wondered what had become of the wretch, and made a hurried investigation amongst our portable property.
More the reason -- I say was; if I did not hope that he was dead, I would entreat you to say: `Mazarin is a pitiful wretch.
Mazarin was a pitiful wretch," said Raoul, smiling at the musketeer, who roared with laughter, as in his best days.
I would not bear sword or weapon against the worm if I knew how else I might proudly grapple with the wretch, as I of old with Grendel did.
She did not for one moment doubt that the wretch would carry out his threat if she persisted in avoiding him, and in that case the labours of her father's lifetime would be for ever lost.
I started from my sleep with horror; a cold dew covered my forehead, my teeth chattered, and every limb became convulsed; when, by the dim and yellow light of the moon, as it forced its way through the window shutters, I beheld the wretch --the miserable monster whom I had created.
A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch.