I delivered up both my pistols in the same manner as I had done my scimitar, and then my pouch of powder and bullets; begging him that the former might be kept from fire, for it would kindle with the smallest spark, and blow up his imperial
palace into the air.
The artificial bird was put on silken cushions by the Emperor's bed, all the presents which it received, gold and precious stones, lay round it, and it was given the title of Imperial
Night-singer, First from the left.
The members of the diet, as such, are subject in all cases to be judged by the emperor and diet, and in their private capacities by the aulic council and imperial
Porthos, seeing this, retwisted his mustache, elongated his imperial
a second time, and began to make signals to a beautiful lady who was near the choir, and who not only was a beautiful lady, but still further, no doubt, a great lady--for she had behind her a Negro boy who had brought the cushion on which she knelt, and a female servant who held the emblazoned bag in which was placed the book from which she read the Mass.
Amelie had seen the handsome head of the mysterious man, but, fortunately, and unfortunately also, the Imperial
eagles and uniform were so placed that she did not see them through the crevice in the partition.
We spent half an hour idling through the palace, admiring the cosy apartments and the rich but eminently home-like appointments of the place, and then the Imperial
family bade our party a kind good-bye, and proceeded to count the spoons.
Bert Smallways lived confusingly wonderful, there was none quite so strange, so headlong and disturbing, so noisy and persuasive and dangerous, as the modernisations of patriotism produced by imperial
and international politics.
Never mind, my friend," returned the Tin Woodman," I'll send you to my Imperial
Laundry, and you'll come out as good as new.
He had to smile at that; but in extenuation of his act he assured me that it was quite customary for prime ministers to give their personal attention to the building of imperial
navies; "and this," he said, "is the imperial
navy of his Serene Highness, David I, Emperor of the Federated Kingdoms of Pellucidar.
Let me propose your name for membership in the Imperial
Order of Abnormal Proboscidians, of which I am the High Noble Toby and Surreptitious Treasurer.
"O servant of the Prophet," said the Sheik of the Imperial
All else being equal in war between the troops of a republic and an empire, could not this exhilarated mental state, amounting almost to hysteria on the part of the imperial
troops, weigh heavily against the soldiers of a president?