Let us try this public opinion by another test, which is important in three points of view: first, as showing how desperately timid of the public opinion slave-owners are, in their delicate descriptions of fugitive slaves in widely circulated newspapers; secondly, as showing how perfectly contented the slaves are, and how very seldom they run away; thirdly, as exhibiting their entire freedom from scar
, or blemish, or any mark of cruel infliction, as their pictures are drawn, not by lying abolitionists, but by their own truthful masters.
London had her scars
, yet there was nothing in the faces of the people to show fear.
Let me fill your glass first." And with a fresh-brimmed glass, Charles Stough Greanleaf narrated the history of his scars
It left scars
upon his good-looking face, and nearly robbed him of his eyesight.
'What a remarkable scar
that is upon her lip!' I said.
Ulysses sat by the fire, but ere long he turned away from the light, for it occurred to him that when the old woman had hold of his leg she would recognise a certain scar
which it bore, whereon the whole truth would come out.
"Here stand I, William of the Scar
, against any man.
Inquire into the past life of that man with the scar
on his hand, before you say the words that make you his miserable wife.
Salving his conscience with the idea that this was part of the inspection, he rode on to the clay-pit--a huge scar
in a hillside.
With ingenuous frankness he spoke of what a wicked, ill-disciplined boy he had been, and impulsively drew up his cuff to exhibit upon his wrist the scar
from a saber cut which he had received in a duel outside of Paris when he was nineteen.
I can see them now, exactly as they looked, working about the table in the lamplight: Jake with his heavy features, so rudely moulded that his face seemed, somehow, unfinished; Otto with his half-ear and the savage scar
that made his upper lip curl so ferociously under his twisted moustache.
The man was older, dark, with an evil face made more forbidding by a long scar
extending from near the left temple diagonally downward into the black mustache; though in my dreams it seemed rather to haunt the face as a thing apart--I can express it no otherwise--than to belong to it.