But of the thirty families and the sixty men of us, we had had the strength of but one man, for each had fought alone.
"We set two men on the divide, one for the day and one for the night, to watch if the Meat-Eaters came.
54-59) `Son of Iapetus, surpassing all in cunning, you are glad that you have outwitted me and stolen fire -- a great plague to you yourself and to men that shall be.
60-68) So said the father of men and gods, and laughed aloud.
The savages came forward like lions; and our men
, which was the worst of their fate, had no advantage in their situation; only that Will Atkins, who now proved a most useful fellow, with six men
, was planted just behind a small thicket of bushes as an advanced guard, with orders to let the first of them pass by and then fire into the middle of them, and as soon as he had fired, to make his retreat as nimbly as he could round a part of the wood, and so come in behind the Spaniards, where they stood, having a thicket of trees before them.
"Thus did they speak, but I answered sorrowfully, 'My men
have undone me; they, and cruel sleep, have ruined me.
The greatest of the arts is the conquering of men
. Love is the sum of all the arts, as it is the reason for their existence.
M'Kenzie, who with their men
were on the opposite side of the river, where it was impossible to get over to them.
How well that dear Monsieur d'Artagnan knew the hearts of men
As "the Fighting Wolf" he was known far and wide, and the cage in which he was kept on the steam-boat's deck was usually surrounded by curious men
. He raged and snarled at them, or lay quietly and studied them with cold hatred.
And forth went they from the greenwood, with hearts all firm and stout, resolved to meet the Sheriff's men
and have a merry bout.
ye higher men
! Now only travaileth the mountain of the human future.
But though toward the end of the battle the men
felt all the horror of what they were doing, though they would have been glad to leave off, some incomprehensible, mysterious power continued to control them, and they still brought up the charges, loaded, aimed, and applied the match, though only one artilleryman survived out of every three, and though they stumbled and panted with fatigue, perspiring and stained with blood and powder.
The other prisoners had better usage; two of them were kept pinioned, indeed, because the captain was not able to trust them; but the other two were taken into my service, upon the captain's recommendation, and upon their solemnly engaging to live and die with us; so with them and the three honest men
we were seven men
, well armed; and I made no doubt we should be able to deal well enough with the ten that were coming, considering that the captain had said there were three or four honest men
among them also.
crouched among the trees and pointed their restless guns out at the fields.