I am minded to take your wager
," said the Queen musingly, "and will e'en do so if you grant me a boon.
We have made a wager
which could not have been foreseen, and of which I defy anyone to divine the true cause.
Fogg," said he, "it shall be so: I will wager
the four thousand on it.
that thou causest no beast to die, with or without the aid of Our Lady.
For once I would have taken him up upon his insulting wager
Frank shall have this splendid chance; and I'll lay you any wager
you like he makes the best of it.
Yes, but I am afraid there will rise up, by the side of us, a sect like that of Epictetus, you know him well; the philosopher of Hieropolis, he who called bread luxury, vegetables prodigality, and clear water drunkenness; he who, being beaten by his master, said to him, grumbling a little it is true, but without being angry, `I will lay a wager
you have broken my leg
Don Quixote made no answer, nor did the horsemen wait for one, but wheeling again with all their followers, they began curvetting round Don Quixote, who, turning to Sancho, said, "These gentlemen have plainly recognised us; I will wager
they have read our history, and even that newly printed one by the Aragonese.