And I saw the Russians come up the Yukon in boats, fresh from the sea, many Russians; and I saw Ivan creep forth from where he lay hid and make talk with them.
It will be a great day, for the Russians will be killed, the land will be made clean, and Ivan, even Ivan who thrust out my father's eyes and laid the lash of his dog-whip upon thee, will be killed.
Three days later, having with craft ill-concealed his hiding-place, Negore was dragged forth like a rat and brought before Ivan - "Ivan the Terrible" he was known by the men who marched at his back.
It is the word of Ivan that thou shalt be lashed till thou diest if thou dost not speak.
And to such purpose did he tell, that Ivan gave the word to his men to march, and on either side of Negore marched the men with the whips, that he might not run away.
And while he appeared very sick and looked about him with dull eyes, he noted the fighting strength of Ivan's men, and noted with satisfaction that Ivan did not recognize him as the man he had beaten before the gates of the fort.
And on the next, when Karduk asked him at command of Ivan, he said he doubted they would meet with his tribe till the morrow.
Know, strange brother, if thy talk be not straight, and if thy people block the way and fall upon Ivan and his men, that thou shalt die, and at once.
Simon went through to the armoury and routed out Ivan, the public detective's private detective.
Yes; look, if you like, Ivan," said Valentin, "but don't be long.
The confidential Ivan opened the door and ushered in Commandant Neil O'Brien, whom he had found at last pacing the garden again.
The knock came again, and Ivan put in his scarred face.
Everyone in the room eyed it as if it were a thunderbolt; but the experienced Ivan went on quite quietly:
By the way, Ivan tells me the dead man had a Yankee dollar in his pocket.
Valentin and his servant Ivan were waiting for them at the upper end of a long, slightly-sloping desk, on which lay the mortal remains, looking enormous in the twilight.