"It had been intimated that I had guilty knowledge of your abduction," he explained simply, "and I was hastening to the jeddak, your father, to convince him of the falsity of the charge
, and to give my service to your recovery.
"The bull shuts his eyes when he charges
Sabin said, "without even a sight of your warrant or any intimation as to the charge against me?"
"Where the devil's the sense in a charge like that?" he answered fiercely.
Natty listened to the charge
with great attention, leaning forward toward the reader with an earnestness that denoted his interest; and, when it was ended, he raised his tall body to the utmost, and drew a long sigh.
General Armstrong asked me to take charge
of the night-school, and I did so.
Even as he had guessed, the first charge
carried the howling warriors but a short distance into the open--a shrill, weird challenge from the ape-man being all that was necessary to send them scurrying back to the bush.
"I wish they would do anything, even charge
. Just knowing that they are there and occasionally seeing something like a shadow in the darkness and the faint sounds that come to us from them are getting on my nerves.
"If you wish to remain under my charge
," Julian proceeded, "you will accompany me at once to the cab.
But Tarzan sped by her, and as he went, her eyes followed him and she saw the cause of his sudden descent and his rapid charge
across the clearing.
'Now,' said Fang, 'what's the charge
against this boy?
"I cannot tell all that happened on that day, but I will tell of the last charge
that we made together; it was across a valley right in front of the enemy's cannon.
So the unwilling prelate was dragged away, cheek by jowl, with the half-cooked venison upon the back of his own horse; and Robin and his band took charge
of the whole company and led them through the forest glades till they came to an open space near Barnesdale.
"I have given a judgment for the residuary legatee under the will," said the Court, "put the costs upon the contestants, decided all questions relating to fees and other charges
; and, in short, the estate in litigation has been settled, with all controversies, disputes, misunderstandings, and differences of opinion thereunto appertaining."
Certainly, who hath a state to repair, may not despise small things; and commonly it is less dishonorable, to abridge petty charges
, than to stoop to petty gettings.