No," replied Alexis Paulvitch, "your son is quite safe elsewhere; nor will he be killed until you refuse to accede
to our fair demands.
Von Horn during this time continued to urge upon Virginia the necessity for a prompt and favorable decision in the matter of his proposal; but when it came time to face the issue squarely the girl found it impossible to accede
to his request--she thought that she loved him, but somehow she dared not say the word that would make her his for life.
Threaten as you will, I shall never accede
to your demands.
This decision was, that he ought to accede
to the woman's request and that her faith might save her son.
Our poor invalid evidently felt it a heartless proposition, and would have felt it still more heartless in me to accede
Yet she appeared to accede
to his injunctions, returning to her hut in silence.