When the merchant saw that the genius was determined to cut off
his head, he said: "One word more, I entreat you.
They painted in strong colors, to the poor Canadian voyageurs, the risk they would run of perishing with hunger and thirst; of being cut off
by war-parties of the Sioux who scoured the plains; of having their horses stolen by the Upsarokas or Crows, who infested the skirts of the Rocky Mountains; or of being butchered by the Blackfeet, who lurked among the defiles.
Say, scoffer with a viper's tongue, what think you has won this kingdom and cut off
this giant's head and made you a marquis (for all this I count as already accomplished and decided), but the might of Dulcinea, employing my arm as the instrument of her achievements?
Did I ever say to you, when you were fulfilling your character as a royalist, and cut off
the head of one of my party, `My son, you have committed a murder?
Miss Temple, that girl's hair must be cut off
entirely; I will send a barber to-morrow: and I see others who have far too much of the excrescence--that tall girl, tell her to turn round.
On the contrary, I would let my tongue be cut off
out of gratitude if things could be so arranged that I should lose all desire to put it out.
But there is nothing comforting in having your hair cut off
because you've dyed it a dreadful color, is there?
It was needless for him to ask that, for it was pleasant to him to feel them in his palm, and look at their bright faces, which were all his own: it was another element of life, like the weaving and the satisfaction of hunger, subsisting quite aloof from the life of belief and love from which he had been cut off
Two began in a low voice, `Why the fact is, you see, Miss, this here ought to have been a RED rose-tree, and we put a white one in by mistake; and if the Queen was to find it out, we should all have our heads cut off
, you know.
We stopped there all Sunday night and all the next day--the day of the panic--in a little island of daylight, cut off
by the Black Smoke from the rest of the world.