But the rams
need only cease to suppose that all that happens to them happens solely for the attainment of their sheepish aims; they need only admit that what happens to them may also have purposes beyond their ken, and they will at once perceive a unity and coherence in what happened to the ram
that was fattened.
To avert suspicion, he had judged it best that the line should continue to move; so he caught that ram, and at the time that he was sitting on it making the rope fast to it, we were imagining that he was lying in a swoon, overcome by fatigue and distress.
After leaving the ram tied to the rope, he had wandered at large a while, and then happened to run across a cow.
As the ram was going out, last of all, heavy with its fleece and with the weight of my crafty self, Polyphemus laid hold of it and said:
"'My good ram, what is it that makes you the last to leave my cave this morning?
The Hajji told Bulaki Ram the clerk to occupy the seat of government at Dupe till our return.
We had fore-arranged all this with Bulaki Ram, who knows the English Law, and, I thought the Hajji remembered, but he grew angry, and cried out: 'O God, Refuge of the Afflicted, must I, who am what I am, peddle this' dog's meat by the roadside to gain his delight for my heart's delight?" None the less, he admitted it was the English Law, and so he offered me the six--five--in a small voice, with an averted head.
The bandits, panting like a pack of hounds who are forcing a boar into his lair, pressed tumultuously round the great door, all disfigured by the battering ram, but still standing.
All at once, at the moment when they were grouping themselves round the ram for a last effort, each one holding his breath and stiffening his muscles in order to communicate all his force to the decisive blow, a howl more frightful still than that which had burst forth and expired beneath the beam, rose among them.
But even after we rounded Ram
Head and were well within the waters of the bay I saw no vessel.
His armour is laid upon the ground, and he stalks in front of the ranks as it were some great woolly ram
ordering his ewes."
I instantly grasped the brazen effrontery of the plucky English skipper--he was going to ram
five hundreds tons of U-boat in the face of her trained gun.