The terror of cloudless noon, the emerald of Polycrates, the awe of prosperity, the instinct which leads every generous soul to impose on itself tasks of a noble asceticism and vicarious virtue, are the tremblings of the balance
of justice through the heart and mind of man.
They had already killed two near the head of the line, and were like to have finished the balance
of us when their leader finally put a stop to the brutal slaughter.
A careful examination of the balance
of the tent revealed nothing more, at least nothing to indicate the presence of the jewels; but at the side where the blankets and clothing lay, the ape-man discovered that the tent wall had been loosened at the bottom, and presently he sensed that the Belgian had recently passed out of the tent by this avenue.
In a circle about them the balance
of the tribe of apes stood watching and enjoying the struggle.
And with this"--I weighed my rifle at the balance
in the palm of my right hand--"I could slay one of those distant warriors.
All the balance
of the day Wilson sat glaring at Clayton, in his eyes the gleam of insanity.
The added burden of the cache and the winter snow had been too much for it; the balance
it had so long maintained with the forces of its environment had been overthrown; it had toppled and crashed to the ground, wrecking the cache and, in turn, overthrowing the balance
with environment that the four men and eleven dogs had been maintaining.
He half-sprawled on the slippery deck, regained his balance
, and stood still and looked at the white-god who had treated him so cavalierly.
And who was to say that such a remembrance might not sway the balance
of their judgment just a trifle in his favor?
He was catching the little mite by the hind-legs and tossing it up in the air, where, making a half-flip and descending head first, it was supposed to alight with its fore-feet on his hand and there balance
itself, its hind feet and body above it in the air.
THE People being dissatisfied with a Democratic Legislature, which stole no more than they had, elected a Republican one, which not only stole all they had but exacted a promissory note for the balance
due, secured by a mortgage upon their hope of death.
Once in every decade there shall be a general settlement, when the balance
due shall be paid to the creditor nation in Mexican dollars.
Because of this balance
arises our need for a foreign market.
Then she swayed, lost her balance
, stumbled, staggered, and fell, sliding down over the sun-baked roof and crashing off it through the tangle of Virginia creeper beneath-- all before the dismayed circle below could give a simultaneous, terrified shriek.
I ought to make the tackle fast at the point of balance