The girl's words so inspired the Prince with confidence that he told her all his tale of woe, and ended up by asking her advice as to how he was to escape the punishment the Fairy would be sure to inflict on him when she discovered that he had not cut down the trees in the wood and that he had broken her axe.
His astonishment was great when he awoke to find the glass axe whole and unbroken at his side, and all the trees of the wood lying felled around him!
, an ingenious device, and well worthy of those who know not what a gentleman is; you frighten me not, executioner's axe
," added he, touching it with the cane which he held in his hand, "and I strike you now, waiting patiently and Christianly for you to return the blow.
But, when these embarrassing points were satisfactorily arranged, he would shoulder his axe
and his rifle, slip his arms through the straps of his pack, and enter the woods with the tread of a Hercules.
I have been holding that axe in the air ever since I rusted, and I'm glad to be able to put it down at last.
So the Tin Woodman shouldered his axe and they all passed through the forest until they came to the road that was paved with yellow brick.
But no; with a quick upward movement of the left arm Sir Henry interposed his shield between himself and the axe
, with the result that its outer edge was shorn away, the axe
falling on his left shoulder, but not heavily enough to do any serious damage.
The girls, who had expected no resistance whatever, were terrified by the sweep of the glittering axe
and fled screaming into the city; so that our travelers passed the gates in safety and marched down the green marble pavement of the wide street toward the royal palace.
Martin struck at him, but he seized the axe
and added it to the flying circle.
, which he always carried with him, had a steel blade that was tin plated and a handle covered with tin plate beautifully engraved and set with diamonds.
of Saint Mary Axe
, that I am trying to make terms for an unfortunate friend with in a matter of some dishonoured bills.
He had still the most important thing to do--to steal the axe
from the kitchen.