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As the credulous and excited traveler related the hazardous chances of the wilderness, the blood of the timid curdled with terror, and mothers cast anxious glances even at those children which slumbered within the security of the largest towns.
Then, too, Elzbieta had heard something about a chance to scrub floors in Durham's offices and was waiting every day for word.
His aunt Polly was knocked so stupid and so mad at the cold impudence of it that she couldn't say a word for as much as a half a minute, and this gave me a chance to nudge Tom and whisper:
Miss Garth questioned her conscience, saw her chance, and took it on the spot.
Why, thou wilt make it well-nigh impossible through not being a knight nor having any desire to be one, nor possessing the courage nor the will to avenge insults or defend thy lordship; for thou must know that in newly conquered kingdoms and provinces the minds of the inhabitants are never so quiet nor so well disposed to the new lord that there is no fear of their making some move to change matters once more, and try, as they say, what chance may do for them; so it is essential that the new possessor should have good sense to enable him to govern, and valour to attack and defend himself, whatever may befall him.
Well, if my master does not leave this car during those four days, we may hope that chance will not bring him face to face with this confounded American.
Our chief chance lay in the possibility of the Martians making the pit nothing more than a temporary encampment.
We do not know whether he lived long enough for a chance of that promotion whose way was so arduous.
I was aware that he entertained a cordial detestation of the ship, and believed that, should a fair chance of escape present itself, he would embrace it willingly.
Is money so plenty in your deer-skin pocket, that you pay for a chance that you may never have?
But let us do him this justice -- if it had not been for chance and Mademoiselle de Montalais, two great temptations, Raoul, after delivering his message, would have galloped off towards his father's house, turning his head round, perhaps, but without stopping for a single instant, even if Louise had held out her arms to him.
We can't all be Stanleys and Burtons," said I; "besides, we don't get the chance,--at least, I never had the chance.