It so happened, then, that as I was one day on the terrace of our prison with three other comrades, trying, to pass away the time, how far we could leap with our chains, we being alone, for all the other Christians had gone out to work, I chanced to raise my eyes, and from one of these little closed windows I saw a reed appear with a cloth attached to the end of it, and it kept waving to and fro, and moving as if making signs to us to come and take it.
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.
Northern men, northern mothers, northern Christians
, have something more to do than denounce their brethren at the South; they have to look to the evil among themselves.
But the seriousness of his behaviour to them, and the scruples he made of marrying the women, because they were not baptized and professed Christians
, gave them an exceeding reverence for his person; and there was no need, after that, to inquire whether he was a clergyman or not.
I trust so, daughter,'' said Isaac, ``and I trust too in the rebuilding of Zion; but as well do I hope with my own bodily eyes to see the walls and battlements of the new Temple, as to see a Christian
, yea, the very best of Christians
, repay a debt to a Jew, unless under the awe of the judge and jailor.
For the Portuguese having heard such wonderful relations of an ancient and famous Christian
state called by that name, in the Indies, imagined it could be none but this of Aethiopia.
There be two swords amongst Christians
, the spiritual and temporal; and both have their due office and place, in the maintenance of religion.
But when the Saxons conquered the land they robbed and ruined the churches, the Christian
priests were slain or driven forth, and once more the land became heathen.
The chief policeman of the quarter came running up, and found a Christian
ill-treating a Mussulman.
Other Biblical scenes, as well, came to be enacted, and, further, there were added stories from Christian
tradition, such as that of Antichrist, and, on their particular days, the lives of Christian
In fact, the antibelligerent policy of this tribe may have sprung from the doctrines of Christian
charity, for it would appear that they had imbibed some notions of the Christian
faith from Catholic missionaries and traders who had been among them.
The adventures of the Yellow Diamond begin with the eleventh century of the Christian
I'm appealing to you" ("not as an injured husband," Stepan Arkadyevitch was going to say, but afraid of wrecking his negotiation by this, he changed the words) "not as a statesman" (which did not sound a propos), "but simply as a man, and a good-hearted man and a Christian
from an English gentleman in the party checked the adventurer, and then we were informed that so dire a profanation is it for a Christian
dog to set foot upon the sacred threshold of a Moorish mosque that no amount of purification can ever make it fit for the faithful to pray in again.
And how will Christian
rejoice to hear of this happy transformation of his old antagonist