On such an afternoon some score
of members of the High Court of Chancery bar ought to be--as here they are--mistily engaged in one of the ten thousand stages of an endless cause, tripping one another up on slippery precedents, groping knee-deep in technicalities, running their goat-hair and horsehair warded heads against walls of words and making a pretence of equity with serious faces, as players might.
So, after having paid their score
, the messenger, with the Tinker striding beside his nag, started back to Nottingham again.
of times, with arms that shook from weakness, he would draw a sight on the animal and refrain from pulling the trigger.
He became the slave of old Fanfoa, head chief over a score
of scattered bush-villages on the range-lips of Malaita, the smoke of which, on calm mornings, is about the only evidence the seafaring white men have of the teeming interior population.
I, alone in the midst of a score
of men, was the only person unmasked.
creeps up to fifty; the boys begin to look blank; and the spectators, who are now mustering strong, are very silent.
A true saying," rejoined the other, "but first tell me, friend--for I protest you are my friend henceforth--what is the score
we have to settle?
He was followed by others--both bulls and females with young, until two score
hairy monsters stood glaring at the three.
and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
The sight of them in the open brought a score
of fliers darting toward us from all directions.
Be easy on that score
, doctor, and trust to your two body-guards.
Dolokhov was no longer listening to stories or telling them, but followed every movement of Rostov's hands and occasionally ran his eyes over the score
Do not fear on that score
," replied the girl, smiling.
This, however, as I hoped, proved the undoing of him, for he now hit out confidently at everything, and with his score
at nine I beat him with my shooter.
She differed from the others in no feature that was appreciable to my earthly eyes, in fact all Mahars look alike to me: but when she crossed the arena after the balance of her female subjects had found their bowlders, she was preceded by a score
of huge Sagoths, the largest I ever had seen, and on either side of her waddled a huge thipdar, while behind came another score
of Sagoth guardsmen.