Again, I sometimes say to myself, When many millions of men, without heat, without ill will, without personal feelings of any kind, demand
of you a few shillings only, without the possibility, such is their constitution, of retracting or altering their present demand
, and without the possibility, on your side, of appeal to any other millions, why expose yourself to this overwhelming brute force?
Albert, had you been a stranger, a foreigner, a simple lord, like that Englishman who came to demand satisfaction three or four months since, and whom I killed to get rid of, I should not have taken this trouble; but I thought this mark of consideration due to you.
Now I have these proofs, Albert, and I am in your confidence, no human power can force me to a duel which your own conscience would reproach you with as criminal, but I come to offer you what you can no longer demand of me.
Prince," he cried, "you are forgetting that if you consented to receive and hear them, it was only because of your kind heart which has no equal, for they had not the least right to demand
it, especially as you had placed the matter in the hands of Gavrila Ardalionovitch, which was also extremely kind of you.
Balashev replied that there was nothing offensive in the demand
Rokoff's just demands
may you avert the most unpleasant consequences to your wife and child, and at the same time retain your own life and regain your liberty.
One day I received a telegram from my father of such urgency that in compliance with its unexplained demand
I left at once for home.
Then I should make a full report, and with it a demand
upon public opinion that the dead lines be wiped forever from the seas.
Why, if there is anything in supply and demand
, life is the cheapest thing in the world.
This you alone can do, and I demand
it of you as a right which you must not refuse to concede.
The trapper laid his long lean finger on the naked shoulder of the Indian as he ended, and seemed to demand
his felicitations on his ingenuity and success, with a ghastly smile, in which triumph was singularly blended with regret.
You are referring to the demands
of the rebels and to the tone in which they stated them?
Go you with a flag of truce to Glinda and ask her why she has dared to invade my dominions, and what are her demands
He was to discover that one sin demands
another to cover it.
Daylight promptly paid the first several of his personal notes that were presented; then he divined that these demands
but indicated the way the wind was going to blow, and that one of those terrific financial storms he had heard about was soon to sweep over the United States.