So at last he had given up, reserving his particular bit of exquisite mental torture for the last moment, when, just before the savage spears of the cannibals should for ever make the object of his hatred immune
to further suffering, the Russian planned to reveal to his enemy the true whereabouts of his wife whom he thought safe in England.
But by virtue of this natural selection of our kind we have developed resisting power; to no germs do we succumb without a struggle, and to many-- those that cause putrefaction in dead matter, for instance --our living frames are altogether immune
Our natural barriers, while they have doubtless saved us from defeat on countless occasions, have not by any means rendered us immune
from attack," he explained, "for so great is the wealth of Gathol's diamond treasury that there yet may be found those who will risk almost certain defeat in an effort to loot our unconquered city; so thus we find occasional practice in the exercise of arms; but there is more to Gathol than the mountain city.
Either she realized that, for the present, the man was immune
against all sentiment, or his calm brutality had had a correspondingly hardening effect upon her.
But so aloof is he from general suspicion, so immune
from criticism, so admirable in his management and self-effacement, that for those very words that you have uttered he could hale you to a court and emerge with your year's pension as a solatium for his wounded character.