As for mine host, he knew how to keep a still tongue in his head, and to swallow his words before they passed his teeth, for he knew very well which side of his bread was spread with butter, for Robin and his band were the best of customers and paid their scores
without having them chalked up behind the door.
In a moment the blacks had scattered for their lives, but of the score
that had crept down the grassy sides of the promontory only a single warrior managed to escape the horde that had overwhelmed his people.
This was a score of feet away, and at the end of an hour he had managed to get the boat that far.
He had seen men and animals die, and into the field of his vision, by scores, came such deaths.
And that same day the score of new recruits chopped off the two white men's head, killed the boat's crew, and burned the ketch.
Then Bunster went for him, among other things getting him down and jumping on him a score or so of times.
When his father died, Mauki's brother ruled in Port Adams, and joined together, salt-water men and bushmen, the resulting combination was the strongest of the ten score fighting tribes of Malaita.
had I been there with Black Simon of Norwich, and but one score
picked men of the Company, we had held them in play.
She broke the hearts of scores
of our young comrades, and scores
of others she captured, and by their heart-strings led into our organization.
Arthur, after two narrow escapes, scores
one, and Johnson gets the ball.
I have expressed my regret on this score
to them, and to my owners.
If a man had stood on London Bridge, calling till he was hoarse, upon the passers-by, to join with Lord George Gordon, although for an object which no man understood, and which in that very incident had a charm of its own,--the probability is, that he might have influenced a score of people in a month.
to which the gentlemen would respond with lusty voices, and with three times three; and then, on he would go again with a score or so of the raggedest, following at his horse's heels, and shouting till their throats were parched.
Go visit the Prairies in June, when for scores
of miles you wade knee-deep among Tiger-lilies--what is the one charm wanting?
A mania for purchasing spread itself throughout the several bands--munitions for war, for hunting, for gallantry, were seized upon with equal avidity--rifles, hunting knives, traps, scarlet cloth, red blankets, garish beads, and glittering trinkets, were bought at any price, and scores
run up without any thought how they were ever to be rubbed off.