What hath happened unto me, mine animals?--said Zarathustra.
To my friends can I again go down, and also to mine enemies!
Although with a knowledge that the labour was voluntary, it was nevertheless quite revolting to see the state in which they reached the mouth of the mine; their bodies bent forward, leaning with their arms on the steps, their legs bowed, their muscles quivering, the perspiration streaming from their faces over their breasts, their nostrils distended, the corners of their mouth forcibly drawn back, and the expulsion of their breath most laborious.
Yet there can be no doubt, that the same capital well employed in these mines would have yielded an immense return, a confidential man of business, a practical miner and assayer, would have been all that was required.
"I presume you will send out an expert to the mine first?" Aynesworth said.
I mean to buy first, and then go out to the mine. If I have made a mistake, I shall not be ruined.
I should have become a real boy, like all these friends of mine! Oh, if I meet Lamp-Wick I am going to tell him what I think of him--and more, too!"
But before I show you mine, I want to see yours, dear Pinocchio."
Tall are the camels, heavy are the kine, But this was Least of Little Things, O little son of mine
The medicine is potent for good, and were it my child -- yea, mine own, as well as thine!
It seemed not so wild a dream -- old as I was, and sombre as I was, and misshapen as I was -- that the simple bliss, which is scattered far and wide, for all mankind to gather up, might yet be mine. And so, Hester, I drew thee into my heart, into its innermost chamber, and sought to warm thee by the warmth which thy presence made there!"
"I tell you the things are mine
; and what I should like to know does a gentleman want bothering himself about a lady's petticoat!