In precisely the same spirit as a man may debate a project to ascend the Matterhorn or to cross Africa, John considered Alan's proposal
, and, greatly daring, accepted it.
I would not draw lots however, and in the night the sailor whispered to Helmar again and again, and I sat in the bows with my clasp-knife in my hand, though I doubt if I had the stuff in me to fight; and in the morning I agreed to Helmar's proposal
, and we handed halfpence to find the odd man.
With that he requested me to give his proposal
my favourable consideration--saying that he would not like me to take such an important step unguardedly, since want of thought and impetuosity often spelt ruin to youthful inexperience, but that he hoped to receive an answer in the affirmative.
He was trying to recall the exact words in which he had made his proposal
Thus to the very first proposals
which Boxtel made to Gryphus to filch the bulbs which Cornelius van Baerle must be supposed to conceal, if not in his breast, at least in some corner of his cell, the surly jailer had only answered by kicking Mynheer Isaac out, and setting the dog at him.
In making his proposal
, he produced references to persons of high social position in Holland, who could answer for hi m, so far as the questions of character and position were concerned.
met with general applause, until an old mouse got up and said: "That is all very well, but who is to bell the Cat?
This telegram flashed across the depths of the Atlantic, the designation of the vessel on board which he was to take his passage, the date assigned for his speedy arrival, all combined to impart a certain character of reality to the proposal
The squire having settled matters with his sister, as we have seen in the last chapter, was so greatly impatient to communicate the proposal
to Allworthy, that Mrs Western had the utmost difficulty to prevent him from visiting that gentleman in his sickness, for this purpose.
appealed to the hearts of all of them, save that the voluntary beggar objected to the flesh and wine and spices.
But as for the proposal
made by Levin--to take a part as shareholder with his laborers in each agricultural undertaking-- at this the bailiff simply expressed a profound despondency, and offered no definite opinion, but began immediately talking of the urgent necessity of carrying the remaining sheaves of rye the next day, and of sending the men out for the second ploughing, so that Levin felt that this was not the time for discussing it.
Franklin Blake agrees to Miss Clack's proposal
, on the understanding that she will kindly consider this intimation of his consent as closing the correspondence between them.
After weakly putting it off last night, I was obliged to speak to her this morning of Sir Percival's proposal
about the wedding tour.
He then told me he had a proposal
to make to me, which I should promise him I would not take ill if I should not grant it.
Louisa, my dear, you are the subject of a proposal
of marriage that has been made to me.