The consequence was that the city was put under the ban
of the empire, and the Duke of Bavaria, though director of another circle, obtained an appointment to enforce it.
His giant thoat was far from jaded, yet it would be well, thought Thar Ban, to permit him to graze upon the ochre moss which grows to greater height within the protected courtyards of deserted cities, where the soil is richer than on the sea-bottoms, and the plants partly shaded from the sun during the cloudless Martian day.
As Thar Ban rode noiselessly up the broad avenue which leads from the quays of Aaanthor to the great central plaza, he and his mount might have been mistaken for spectres from a world of dreams, so grotesque the man and beast, so soundless the great thoat's padded, nailless feet upon the moss-grown flagging of the ancient pavement.
Ay ban yust as good a man as you ban, Daylight," Olaf spluttered, as he pulled himself to his feet; "but
By Yupiter, I ban take that bet," Olaf Henderson said, dragging Daylight away from Bettles and Kearns.
And of course, looking back, this wholesale signing on was suspicious, but at the time we thought some powerful chief had removed the ban
Ay tank you fish patrol fallers never ban so lucky as when you sail with Ole Ericsen," he was saying, when a rifle cracked sharply astern, and a bullet gouged along the newly painted cabin, glanced on a nail, and sang shrilly onward into space.
Ay tank Ay ban a great big fool," said Ole Ericsen.
His chamberlain and cardinals came forth, as I remember, to ask whether we would take seven thousand crowns with his blessing and a plenary absolution, or the ten thousand with his solemn ban
by bell, book and candle.
One of our own comrades, who for years had successfully maintained himself in a clerical position in the local bureau of the secret service of the Iron Heel, had fallen under the ban
of the 'Frisco Reds and was being tried.
You know what Ban can do; so you must ride Dolly and see for yourself what she can do.
I'm glad I was born in California," Lute remarked, as she swung astride of Ban.