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Mugambi's savage imagination was filled with visions of the spirits of departed friends and enemies, for only to the machinations of such as these could he attribute the disappearance of his pouch and knob-stick in the first excitement of the discovery of their loss; but later and more careful investigation, such as his woodcraft made possible, revealed indisputable evidence of a more material explanation than his excited fancy and superstition had at first led him to accept.
And there I had been thinking that through her machinations I had been lured to the deck and to my death
The fact that he could find no safe means for accomplishing both these ends simultaneously was all that had protected either from his machinations.
And they enslaved you over again - but not frankly, as the true, noble men would do with weight of their own right arms, but secretly, by spidery machinations and by wheedling and cajolery and lies.
Be frustrate, all ye stratagems of Hell, And, devilish machinations, come to nought
Thus it was that about this period in their lives she resolved to take the making of her husband's fortune on herself; to thrust him at any cost into a higher sphere, and to hide from him the secret springs of her machinations.
But then life seems absurd to-day, what of the machinations of the Plutocracy.
I'm laughing at you, just now, love,' said he, redoubling his machinations.
The rhyme in the country-side attested the motive and the result of their machinations candidly:
and constant machinations of Popery, a preservation so strange and
Hale of certain machinations of commercial enemies and secret manipulations of stock.
But through the whole period during which I was the slave of my creature I allowed myself to be governed by the impulses of the moment; and my present sensations strongly intimated that the fiend would follow me and exempt my family from the danger of his machinations.