In all our conjectures we were wide of the truth; so from that time forward our sole occupation was watching and gazing at the window where the cross had appeared to us, as if it were our pole-star; but at least fifteen days passed without our seeing either it or the hand, or any other sign and though meanwhile we endeavoured with the utmost pains to ascertain who it was that lived in the house, and whether there were any Christian renegade in it, nobody could ever tell us anything more than that he who lived there was a rich Moor of high position, Hadji Morato by name, formerly alcaide of La Pata, an office of high dignity among them.
At last I resolved to confide in a renegade, a native of Murcia, who professed a very great friendship for me, and had given pledges that bound him to keep any secret I might entrust to him; for it is the custom with some renegades, when they intend to return to Christian territory, to carry about them certificates from captives of mark testifying, in whatever form they can, that such and such a renegade is a worthy man who has always shown kindness to Christians, and is anxious to escape on the first opportunity that may present itself.
This was the second step in a downward course, all owing to a young woman's being out of harmony with her circumstances, yearning after renegades
and bulbuls, and being subject to claims from a veterinary surgeon fond of mince-pies.
What I mean is that at the moment the black sergeant, Usanga, and his renegade
German native troops captured me and brought me inland, my death warrant was signed.
I will serve you, and there are others here who will serve you against Al-tan and this renegade
While such things were not common, still they did occur, and I have seen the proof of them with my own eyes, even to the extent of members of the horde turning renegade
and going to live with the Tree People.
Looking up, he saw beside him his former cloister companion the renegade
monk, Hordle John.
In this he was aided and abetted by a renegade
His reputation, which transpired with his identity, was that of a libertine and a renegade
, while the infernal apparatus upstairs revealed the fiendish arts of the anarchist to boot.
You have left the darkness for the light, sir, and hate those whose opinions you formerly held, with all the bitterness of a renegade
If, then, to meanest mariners, and renegades
and castaways, I shall hereafter ascribe high qualities, though dark; weave round them tragic graces; if even the most mournful, perchance the most abased, among them all, shall at times lift himself to the exalted mounts; if I shall touch that workman's arm with some ethereal light; if I shall spread a rainbow over his disastrous set of sun; then against all mortal critics bear me out in it, thou just spirit of equality, which hast spread one royal mantle of humanity over all my kind
Oh, I have been base, cowardly, I tell you; I have abjured my affections, and like all renegades
I am of evil omen to those who surround me
The swarm of renegades
- dock-masters, berthing-masters, gatemen, and such like - appear to nurse an immense distrust of the captive ship's resignation.
The missions had often a beneficial effect on the simple sons of the forest, but had little power over the renegades
Like the refugees and renegades
who slunk away in the salt marshes of the Adriatic and builded the palaces of powerful Venice on her deep-sunk piles, so these wretched hunted blacks builded power until they became masters of the mainland, controlling traffic and trade- routes, compelling the bushmen for ever after to remain in the bush and never to dare attempt the salt-water.