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The King of Beasts shouldn't be a coward," said the Scarecrow.
"Perhaps," said the Lion thoughtfully, "if I had no heart I should not be a coward."
"They really are," said the Lion, "but that doesn't make me any braver, and as long as I know myself to be a coward I shall be unhappy."
This I saw, and knew thee for a coward. But I saw thee not, that night, when all thy people - yea, even the boys not yet hunters - fell upon the Russians and slew them all."
"In the day I saw thee a coward; in the night, when all men fought, even the boys not yet hunters, I saw thee not and knew thee doubly a coward."
"Know then that Negore is no coward," he said; and his speech was very low and quiet.
Also, thy people do call thee Negore, the Coward. It is thy name now, Negore, the Coward."
Even now are they upon the trail, and I am here, Negore, but no coward."
Albert de Morcerf is no coward!" said Monte Cristo.
"A man who holds a sword in his hand, and sees a mortal enemy within reach of that sword, and does not fight, is a coward! Why is he not here that I may tell him so?"
"Are all my chieftains cowards and cravens?" he demanded presently in sneering tones.
"You say that you are a coward," she said, "and yet you have done all this to save me?