Doubtless there was another sort of fascination at work--that subtle physical attraction which delights in cheating
our psychological predictions, and in compelling the men who paint sylphs, to fall in love with some bonne et brave femme, heavy- heeled and freckled.
A man-taught man would have picked his way with many stumbles through the cheating
moonlight, but Mowgli's muscles, trained by years of experience, bore him up as though he were a feather.
But that false, cheating
creature (I am sure she is robbing our Rita from morning to night), she talked to our Rita very low and quieted her down.
Then the miser began to beg and promise, and offered money for his liberty; but he did not come up to the musician's price for some time, and he danced him along brisker and brisker, and the miser bid higher and higher, till at last he offered a round hundred of florins that he had in his purse, and had just gained by cheating
some poor fellow.
Do you know that every little-minded, selfish scoundrel who lives by cheating
and tricking, who never did a gentle deed or said a kind word, who never had a thought that was not mean and low or a desire that was not base, whose every action is a fraud, whose every utterance is a lie--do you know that these crawling skulks (and there are millions of them in the world), do you know they are all as much superior to you as the sun is superior to rushlight you honorable, brave-hearted, unselfish brute?
There was the Vicar of Whitestone, a parish a little way from Blackstable: he was a bachelor and to give himself something to do had lately taken up farming: the local paper constantly reported the cases he had in the county court against this one and that, labourers he would not pay their wages to or tradesmen whom he accused of cheating
him; scandal said he starved his cows, and there was much talk about some general action which should be taken against him.
I fished out fourpence, and put his cross on my own neck, and I could see by his face that he was as pleased as he could be at the thought that he had succeeded in cheating
a foolish gentleman, and away he went to drink the value of his cross.
I believe that on the day of the murder Adair had discovered that Moran was cheating
The white man who begins by cheating
a Negro usually ends by cheating
a white man.
O for grace to do every day work in its proper time and to live above the tempting cheating
train of earthly things.
, murdering, lying, fighting, and all for things that the beasts of the jungle would not deign to possess--money to purchase the effeminate pleasures of weaklings.
He was quite aware that Vasili Andreevich was cheating
him, but at the same time he felt that it was useless to try to clear up his accounts with him or explain his side of the matter, and that as long as he had nowhere to go he must accept what he could get.
But when the robbers fell to cheating
one another, I got my first clues to the state of affairs.
There's nothing under hand about it, which can't be said of most businesses, whether of the big corporations or of the cheating
, lying, little corner-grocerymen.
Borckman drunkenly recognized the cheating
without crediting the heart of good behind it.