steeled


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So I mastered my full heart, I steeled, my wretched nerves, and braced my limp muscles for the task that lay before them.
She looked upon his perfect, godlike figure and upon his handsome, smiling face and then she steeled her heart again by thoughts of her love spurned; by religious thoughts that damned the infidel who had desecrated the holy of holies; who had taken from the blood-stained altar of Opar the offering to the Flaming God--and not once but thrice.
She had wanted him to say the word, and she had steeled herself not to say it herself.