The farmer, seeing before him this figure in full armour brandishing a lance over his head, gave himself up for dead, and made answer meekly, "Sir Knight, this youth that I am chastising is my servant, employed by me to watch a flock of sheep that I have hard by, and he is so careless that I lose one every day, and when I punish him for his carelessness and knavery he says I do it out of niggardliness, to escape paying him the wages I owe
him, and before God, and on my soul, he lies.
your thanks more to another man than to me," I said, "and here he is; meet one of Barsoom's greatest soldiers and statesmen, Tars Tarkas, Jeddak of Thark.
Stay a moment, your excellency," said Peppino, rising; "you still owe
This man rose from a private station to be Prince of Syracuse, nor did he, either, owe
anything to fortune but opportunity; for the Syracusans, being oppressed, chose him for their captain, afterwards he was rewarded by being made their prince.
If it were so, monsieur le cardinal," said Louis, "I would come a last time to ask the counsels of a guide to whom I owe
At the soft-murmured words that were fulfilled In the seraphic glancing of thine eyes -- Of all who owe
thee most -- whose gratitude Nearest resembles worship -- oh, remember The truest -- the most fervently devoted, And think that these weak lines are written by him -- By him who, as he pens them, thrills to think His spirit is communing with an angel's.
My own folly had endangered me, my preservation I owe
to the kindness, the integrity of another; but the unfortunate Mrs.
than those which your April greensward gives your cows to browse upon; while I, a poet, am hooted, and shiver, and owe
twelve sous, and the soles of my shoes are so transparent, that they might serve as glasses for your lantern
Yes, my dear Monsieur Pierre, I owe
you a fine votive candle for saving me from that maniac.
I feel that I owe
you my life," replied the girl in a quiet voice, "and while I am now positive that my father has entirely regained his sanity, and looks with as great abhorrence upon the terrible fate he planned for me as I myself, I cannot forget the debt of gratitude which belongs to you.
I cannot owe
you more, for I owe
you everything already.
As soon as they were well away, the Fox departed without taking any notice of the Woodcutter: whereon he called to him and reproached him, saying, "You ungrateful fellow, you owe
your life to me, and yet you leave me without a word of thanks.