Life itself depended upon his reaching the Kincaid and enlisting
the survivors of the ship's crew in his service, for to be abandoned here amidst the dangers of the African jungle where he had won the enmity of the natives was, he well knew, practically equivalent to a sentence of death.
Ghek had temporarily abandoned his rykor after enlisting
Turan's assistance in lashing it safely to the deck.
As to enlisting
in the ranks, and working my way up, the social institutions of my country obliged the grandson of Lady Malkinshaw to begin military life as an officer and gentleman, or not to begin it at all.
I was not sure then if Inglethorp was the criminal or not, but if he was I reasoned that he would not have the paper on him, but would have hidden it somewhere, and by enlisting
the sympathy of the household I could effectually prevent his destroying it.
Sir," said the lieutenant, "my serjeant informed me that you are desirous of enlisting
in the company I have at present under my command; if so, sir, we shall very gladly receive a gentleman who promises to do much honour to the company by bearing arms in it.
But in everything I have written there is always one invariable intention, and that is to capture the reader's attention, by securing his interest and enlisting
his sympathies for the matter in hand, whatever it may be, within the limits of the visible world and within the boundaries of human emotions.
His influence over the bolder, but less active, spirit of Ishmael was far from great, and had not the latter been suddenly expelled from a fertile bottom, of which he had taken possession, with intent to keep it, without much deference to the forms of law, he would never have succeeded in enlisting
the husband of his sister in an enterprise that required so much decision and forethought.
This was observable when Bar said, incidentally, that he was happy to have heard that we were soon to have the advantage of enlisting
on the good side, the sound and plain sagacity--not demonstrative or ostentatious, but thoroughly sound and practical--of our friend Mr Sparkler.
The man knew her, and might by a fortunate chance see her, or hear of her; that was something, as enlisting
one pair of eyes and ears the more.