Slowly and steadily we kept on our way over this dangerous part of the ascent, and I dare say it was fortunate
for some of us that attention was distracted from the head by the paramount necessity of looking after the feet; FOR, WHILE ON THE LEFT THE INCLINE OF ICE WAS SO STEEP THAT IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANY MAN TO SAVE HIMSELF IN CASE OF A SLIP, UNLESS THE OTHERS COULD HOLD HIM UP, ON THE RIGHT WE MIGHT DROP A PEBBLE FROM THE HAND OVER PRECIPICES OF UNKNOWN EXTENT DOWN UPON THE TREMENDOUS GLACIER BELOW.
The little schoolhouse on the hill had its moments of triumph as well as its scenes of tribulation, but it was fortunate
that Rebecca had her books and her new acquaintances to keep her interested and occupied, or life would have gone heavily with her that first summer in Riverboro.
She felt herself a most fortunate
woman; and she had lived long enough to know how fortunate
she might well be thought, where the only regret was for a partial separation from friends whose friendship for her had never cooled, and who could ill bear to part with her.
Within a hundred miles, and in the light of other fires, there were other functionaries less fortunate
, that night and other nights, whom the rising sun found hanging across once-peaceful streets, where they had been born and bred; also, there were other villagers and townspeople less fortunate
than the mender of roads and his fellows, upon whom the functionaries and soldiery turned with success, and whom they strung up in their turn.
But, all the same, the reader will admit that it must be lonely for me, and not another sister left to take pity on me, all somewhere happily settled down in the Fortunate
He took me to a cave where his companions were assembled, and when I had eaten of the food they set before me, they bade me think myself fortunate
to have come upon them when I did, since they were going back to their master on the morrow, and without their aid I could certainly never have found my way to the inhabited part of the island.
The four first were the more fortunate
, who though they were detained some time by the Turkish bassa, were dismissed at the request of the emperor, who sent him a zebra, or wild ass, a creature of large size and admirable beauty.
Thus did the valiant Don Quixote right that wrong, and, thoroughly satisfied with what had taken place, as he considered he had made a very happy and noble beginning with his knighthood, he took the road towards his village in perfect self-content, saying in a low voice, "Well mayest thou this day call thyself fortunate
above all on earth, O Dulcinea del Toboso, fairest of the fair
indeed is he who meets his end in an early death.
I see,' she said musingly, 'you mean that I am fortunate
in my father.
The ladies were somewhat more fortunate
, for they had the advantage of ascertaining from an upper window that he wore a blue coat, and rode a black horse.
They were so fortunate
as to kill a couple of fine bulls, and cutting up the carcasses, determined to husband this stock of provisions with the most miserly care, lest they should again be obliged to venture into the open and dangerous hunting grounds.