The Snake, slightly hissing, said: "There can henceforth be no peace between us; for whenever I see you I shall remember the loss of
my tail, and whenever you see me you will be thinking of the death of your son."
It eased him a little to discuss the situation with him; and to realise that numerous people beside himself were suffering from loss of
money made his own trouble a little less intolerable.
Madame Sviazhskaya had just told him at tea that they had that summer invited a Gemman expert in bookkeeping from Moscow, who for a consideration of five hundred roubles had investigated the management of their property, and found that it was costing them a loss of
three thousand odd roubles.
But if the word "missing" brings all hope to an end and settles the loss of
the underwriters, the word "overdue" confirms the fears already born in many homes ashore, and opens the door of speculation in the market of risks.
For instance, what reader but knows that Mr Allworthy felt, at first, for the loss of
his friend, those emotions of grief, which on such occasions enter into all men whose hearts are not composed of flint, or their heads of as solid materials?
The hostile disposition of the savages, and their allies, caused General Clark, the commandant at the Falls of the Ohio, immediately to begin an expedition with his own regiment, and the armed force of the country, against Pecaway, the principal town of the Shawanese, on a branch of Great Miami, which he finished with great success, took seventeen scalps, and burnt the town to ashes, with the loss of
'The time has been when nothing could have moved me like the loss of
this great sum.
On the one hand, it will be said, if concessions are made, the Parliament endanger the loss of
their authority over the Colony: on the other hand, if external forces should be used, there seems to be danger of a total lasting alienation of affection.
If my poor old grandmother now lives, she lives to suffer in utter loneliness; she lives to remember and mourn over the loss of
chil- dren, the loss of
grandchildren, and the loss of
"Forsake the kingdom instantly," said the executioner at last, "and take care never to come back, for you will not only lose your head, but make us lose ours." I thanked him gratefully, and tried to console myself for the loss of
my eye by thinking of the other misfortunes I had escaped.
Having resolved to do it without loss of
time, as his leave of absence extended only to the following Saturday, and having no feelings of diffidence to make it distressing to himself even at the moment, he set about it in a very orderly manner, with all the observances, which he supposed a regular part of the business.
It was not the loss of
the Lady Jermyn that I could not bear to speak about; it was my own loss; but the one involved the other.