They caught some of our women, and killed two old men
who could not run fast and several children.
42-53) For the gods keep hidden from men
the means of life.
To their slaves they did not give either musket or fusee; but they had each a halberd, or a long staff, like a quarter-staff, with a great spike of iron fastened into each end of it, and by his side a hatchet; also every one of our men
had a hatchet.
Immediately after dinner I took a herald and one of my men
and went straight to the house of Aeolus, where I found him feasting with his wife and family; so we sat down as suppliants on the threshold.
Because I know men
, and shall never lose my cunning to hold them.
For the first eighteen days after leaving the Caldron Linn, he and his men
had been confined to half a meal in twenty-four hours; for three days following, they had subsisted on a single beaver, a few wild cherries, and the soles of old moccasins; and for the last six days their only animal food had been the carcass of a dog.
He had already on a list furnished by his inexhaustible memory, ten men
illustrious amongst the seekers of adventures, ill-treated by fortune, and not on good terms with justice.
White Fang came to look forward eagerly to the gathering of the men
around his pen.
Maid Marian and Mistress Dale, assisted by Friar Tuck, prepared some vari-colored costumes, and 'gainst the Fair day had fitted out the sevenscore men
till you would never have taken them for other than villagers decked for the holiday.
"Ye higher men
,"--so blinketh the populace--"there are no higher men
, we are all equal; man is man, before God--we are all equal!"
To the men
of both sides alike, worn out by want of food and rest, it began equally to appear doubtful whether they should continue to slaughter one another; all the faces expressed hesitation, and the question arose in every soul: "For what, for whom, must I kill and be killed?...
Two of them, of whom the captain was less assured than ordinary, I sent with Friday, and one of the three delivered men
, to my cave, where they were remote enough, and out of danger of being heard or discovered, or of finding their way out of the woods if they could have delivered themselves.