Farther on are the cells where the prisoners were confined, and the death chamber where the executions
In our case, the concurrence of thirteen distinct sovereign wills is requisite, under the Confederation, to the complete execution
of every important measure that proceeds from the Union.
"They do not at all approve of women going to see an execution there.
" No,--the thing is, I was telling all about the execution a little while ago, and--"
"Oh, you shall tell us about the Basle picture another time; now we must have all about the execution," said Adelaida.
"It was just a minute before the execution," began the prince, readily, carried away by the recollection and evidently forgetting everything else in a moment; "just at the instant when he stepped off the ladder on to the scaffold.
"And whom will you employ to carry the reprieve to the officer directing the execution?"
"At least, you must admire Moriani's style and execution."
"Pray, Signor Pastrini," asked Franz, "is not some execution appointed to take place to-day?"
At length a bailiff from the Châtelet clad in black, mounted on a black horse, who had been stationed beside the ladder since the beginning of the execution, extended his ebony wand towards the hour-glass.
This populace, disciplined to waiting for public executions, did not manifest very much impatience.
As they walked off together, Alice heard the King say in a low voice, to the company generally, `You are all pardoned.' `Come, THAT'S a good thing!' she said to herself, for she had felt quite unhappy at the number of executions the Queen had ordered.
I must go back and see after some executions I have ordered'; and she walked off, leaving Alice alone with the Gryphon.
The death of William, the execution of Justine, the murder of Clerval, and lastly of my wife; even at that moment I knew not that my only remaining friends were safe from the malignity of the fiend; my father even now might be writhing under his grasp, and Ernest might be dead at his feet.
It is your duty as a magistrate, and I believe and hope that your feelings as a man will not revolt from the execution of those functions on this occasion." This address caused a considerable change in the physiognomy of my own auditor.