If we assume as the historians do that great men lead humanity to the attainment of certain ends- the greatness of Russia or of France, the balance of power in Europe, the diffusion of the ideas of the Revolution general progress or anything else- then it is impossible to explain the facts of history without introducing the conceptions of chance
Cruel, shifty eyes gloated upon the outlines of the coveted canoe, and measured the stature of its owner, while the crafty brain weighed the chances
of the white man should physical encounter with the black become necessary.
Measurement owes its existence to Earth; Estimation of quantity to Measurement; Calculation to Estimation of quantity; Balancing of chances
to Calculation; and Victory to Balancing of chances
"A fellow has now no chance
of promotion unless he jumps into the muzzle of a gun and crawls out of the touch-hole."
Convinced that it would take a long time to overhaul the raider, and that the chances
of engagement made the outcome extremely questionable, Mourak, none too unwillingly, abandoned his plan and gave the necessary orders for his command to pitch camp where they were, preparatory to taking up the return march toward Abyssinia the following morning.
"We have fifty chances
out of a hundred of getting over," said one.
"You don't mean that Frank has got another chance
?" exclaimed Mr.
Without recalling all the hardships we have suffered for the last two years--the destruction, first of one of our ships, then of the other; the death of some of our bravest and best companions; the vain battles we have been fighting with the ice and snow, and boundless desolation of these inhospitable regions--without dwelling on these things, it is my duty to remind you that this, the last place in which we have taken refuge, is far beyond the track of any previous expedition, and that consequently our chance
of being discovered by any rescuing parties that may be sent to look after us is, to say the least of it, a chance
of the most uncertain kind.
"Well, there's your chance
, whether or no; and I'm sure he wears a beautiful diamond ring!"
And how could I endure to be a man, if man were not also the composer, and riddle-reader, and redeemer of chance
"I like to give young fellers a chance
. Many's the one I've given their chance
to and they're managers of departments now.
When the sexes are separated, although the male and female flowers may be produced on the same tree, we can see that pollen must be regularly carried from flower to flower; and this will give a better chance
of pollen being occasionally carried from tree to tree.