But what is this boon
, rogue, which you would crave?"
``I trust your boon
regards yourself and no other; for in that which concerns the honour of my house, it is scarce fitting that a stranger should mingle.''
"Thy first boon
is granted," said the king, slipping the kaross from his shoulders and showing the great breast beneath.
That passionate breast no longer asked for life; but for one boon
it craved: to see Peter show bad form before it was cold forever.
Meantime, now the stranger was still beseeching his poor boon
of Ahab; and Ahab still stood like an anvil, receiving every shock, but without the least quivering of his own.
"That Tardos Mors," he said, earnestly, "may meet the greatest living warrior of Barsoom is a priceless honor, but that he may lay his hand on the shoulder of a friend and ally is a far greater boon
drink three cups of wine, the "Golden Valley" being the name of a garden, the owner of which enforced this penalty among his boon
companions (`Gems of Chinese Literature', p.