"We demand, we demand, we demand, we do not beseech," spluttered Burdovsky, red as a lobster.
"I admit you are right there, but it was involuntary, and I immediately said to myself that my personal feelings had nothing to do with it,-- that if I thought it right to satisfy the demands of Mr.
"Very well," replied Tarzan, for he knew that he could trust them to carry out any sinister threat that Paulvitch had made, and there was a bare chance that by conceding their demands
he might save the boy.
After a long pause of reflection I concluded that the justice due both to him and my fellow creatures demanded
of me that I should comply with his request.
At length he moved, and as if suddenly recovering his recollection; when he arose, and taking a single turn across the room, he approached his companion with an air of military grandeur, and demanded:
"What says the Frenchman?" demanded the veteran, sternly; "does he make a merit of having captured a scout, with a note from headquarters?
"But you, who make a mock of human life, don't you place any value upon it whatever?" I demanded
Moreover, neighbour squatter, he flatly denies your demand for me, miserable and worthless as I am; nor do I think he has been unwise in so doing, seeing that I should have many reasons against journeying far in your company.
When the trapper had rendered his meaning into the Sioux language, Mahtoree demanded, with an air of surprise--
That remark may be very true, but I don't care anything about the demand
; I want to know French for its own sake.
When the banks demanded that he pay his loans, he knew that the banks were in sore need of the money.
When his superintendents and heads of departments performed prodigies of cutting down, he patted them on the back and demanded more.
On the other hand, Mazarin, present at that audience, heard very well what those deputies demanded. It was purely and simply his removal, in terms clear and precise.
"You are referring to the demands of the rebels and to the tone in which they stated them?
Go you with a flag of truce to Glinda and ask her why she has dared to invade my dominions, and what are her demands