The two champions being alike armed with quarter-staves, stepped forward into the centre of the open space, in order to have the full benefit of the moonlight; the thieves in the meantime laughing, and crying to their comrade, ``Miller
When they arrived on the open heath, where Gurth might have had some trouble in finding his road, the thieves guided him straight forward to the top of a little eminence, whence he could see, spread beneath him in the moonlight, the palisades of the lists, the glimmering pavilions pitched at either end, with the pennons which adorned them fluttering in the moonbeams, and from which could be heard the hum of the song with which the sentinels were beguiling their night-watch.
Montano, the King of Thieves, was first heard of in the mountains some ten years ago, when people said brigands were extinct.
The theory of danger from thieves was banished from thought and speech; though so far conceded in formal act that some slight protection was employed.
I am the King of Thieves, and I welcome you all to my summer palace.
At this the thieves were frightened, and said, 'Softly, softly
The thieves ran off as if a wolf was at their tails: and the maid, having groped about and found nothing, went away for a light.
Why, if the thieves didn't know their work better they would starve.
All the inhabitants of the immense town, the population of the whole country, and even the teeming millions struggling upon the planet, were with him - down to the very thieves and mendicants.
Then came the Kingdom of Argot; that is to say, all the thieves of France, arranged according to the order of their dignity; the minor people walking first.
bootblacks, thimble-riggers, street arabs, beggars, the blear-eyed beggars, thieves, the weakly, vagabonds, merchants, sham soldiers, goldsmiths, passed masters of pickpockets, isolated thieves.
looked at one another with low murmurs, and a storm gathered over the head of the aristocratic prisoner, raised less by his own words than by the manner of the keeper.