Among the deputations of all kinds which assailed him, that of "The Lunatics" were careful not to forget what they owed to the future conqueror of the moon.
said he to Barbicane, after having dismissed the deputation with promises to convey numbers of messages to friends in the moon.
I am very sorry to be here, sir,' said Mr Pugstyles; 'but your conduct, Mr Gregsbury, has rendered this deputation from your constituents imperatively necessary.
My conduct, Pugstyles,' said Mr Gregsbury, looking round upon the deputation with gracious magnanimity--'my conduct has been, and ever will be, regulated by a sincere regard for the true and real interests of this great and happy country.
The time had been, when this burst of enthusiasm would have been cheered to the very echo; but now, the deputation received it with chilling coldness.
This permission being conceded, Mr Pugstyles put on his spectacles, and referred to a written paper which he drew from his pocket; whereupon nearly every other member of the deputation pulled a written paper from HIS pocket, to check Mr Pugstyles off, as he read the questions.
The members of the deputation looked fiercely at each other, and afterwards at the member.
The deputation, who had only seen him at canvassing or election time, were struck dumb by his coolness.
And the deputation, with many growls and scowls, filed off as quickly as the narrowness of the staircase would allow of their getting down.
Nicholas related how he had been forced up by the deputation.
Breckenridge, in his negotiation, had arranged that a deputation
from each party should cross the river at the same time, so that neither would have the first access to the ear of the Arickaras.
My children," said the Oldest and Wisest Ape in All the World, when he had heard the Deputation
, "you did right in ridding yourselves of tyranny, but your tribe is not sufficiently advanced to dispense with the forms of monarchy.
The chief of the deputation
of the burghers was then heard addressing an interpellation to Mynheer Bowelt, whom he requested to let them know where the other deputies, his colleagues, were.
They looked with dismay at this deputation
from their implacable enemies, and gave the captain a terrible character of them, assuring him that the best thing he could possibly do, was to put those Blackfeet deputies to death on the spot.