During the whole of the foregoing scene, it would have been difficult to have traced a single distinct emotion in the lineaments of the captive. He had heard his release proclaimed, with the same indifference as the order to bind him to the stake.
The captive awaited a moment, for the commotion to subside, and then turning again to Le Balafre, he continued, in tones conciliating and kind, as if he felt the propriety of softening his refusal, in a manner not to wound the pride of one who would so gladly be his benefactor--
"On her part and my own, senora," replied the captive, "I kiss your hands, and I esteem highly, as I ought, the favour you have offered, which, on such an occasion and coming from persons of your appearance, is, it is plain to see, a very great one."
"There has been no opportunity for that," replied the captive, "since she left Algiers, her native country and home; and up to the present she has not found herself in any such imminent danger of death as to make it necessary to baptise her before she has been instructed in all the ceremonies our holy mother Church ordains; but, please God, ere long she shall be baptised with the solemnity befitting her which is higher than her dress or mine indicates."
Now and then Duncan caught a glimpse of a light form cleaving the air in some desperate bound, and he rather hoped than believed that the captive
yet retained the command of his astonishing powers of activity.
In the New South Dock there was certainly no time for remorse, introspection, repentance, or any phenomena of inner life either for the captive
ships or for their officers.
Upon the second day out Mohammed Beyd reined his horse to the side of the animal on which the captive
While Sola was away I took occasion to examine more minutely the room in which I found myself captive
. The mural painting depicted scenes of rare and wonderful beauty; mountains, rivers, lake, ocean, meadow, trees and flowers, winding roadways, sun-kissed gardens--scenes which might have portrayed earthly views but for the different colorings of the vegetation.
Front-de-B uf himself opened the scene by thus addressing his ill-fated captive
But when the cowardly insulter spat in the face of the captive
monarch Athos grasped his dagger.
When the old King heard the sad news he died, and James, captive
though he was, became King of Scotland.
And in the biggest canoe house, the club house of the stags, where no Mary might come under penalty of death by torture, the captives
"Come!" they cried, in a triumphant chorus, and at once sprang from the rocks and surrounded their captives
on all sides.
Ozma was thinking of the time when with Dorothy and her army she marched to the Nome King's underground cavern, beyond the Land of Ev, and forced the old monarch to liberate his captives
, who belonged to the Royal Family of Ev.
"I take the cattle and the captives
. Be thankful that I do not take all your lives also--first, because ye have dared to make war without my word, and secondly, because, having made war, ye have so brought it about that, though ye bring me the body of her I sought, ye do not bring the life."