After having taken medicine, and fasted
for three days, all the fire in the town is extinguished.
If I had fasted
a month, I could not eat what had been touched by the fingers of such fellows.
I will, however, gladly profit by your invitation, for I have fasted
since the rising of yesterday's sun, and I know too well the merits of a bison's bump to reject the food.
The greater part of them had fasted
since morning; all had suffered extremely from the excessive heat; and between the day's shouting, exertion, and excitement, many had quite lost their voices, and so much of their strength that they could hardly stand.
The question really is: What if they fasted
and so finally had the insight and the strength to refuse to come?