I rather wished, than believed him to be sincere-- but, at any rate, was perfectly ready to accede
to his proposal.
To this species of medical treatment, however, I would by no means accede
, much as he insisted upon it; and so we partook of our usual morsel, and silently resumed our journey.
"No," replied Alexis Paulvitch, "your son is quite safe elsewhere; nor will he be killed until you refuse to accede
to our fair demands.
When he had explained his wishes to the chief, the latter, though at heart hating and fearing Muda Saffir, dared not refuse; but to a second proposition he offered strong opposition until the rajah threatened to wipe out his entire tribe should he not accede
to his demands.