"I know, father-among-the-angels, I'm not playing the game one bit now--not one bit; but I don't believe even you could find anything to be glad about sleeping all alone 'way off up here in the dark--like this.
I never was no case fur games. but I'm a-goin' ter make a most awful old try on this one.
These are games indeed--the very best that are seen.
"If a man, and he survived ten games his liberty would be his," replied Lan-O.
"No stranger within the gates of Manator ever has survived ten games," replied the slave girl.
And if one lies the whole point of the game is lost," said Gania.
Ferdishenko, is it possible to make a game out of this kind of thing?" persisted Totski, growing more and more uneasy.
And, as Gavrila Ardalionovitch has said, the least suggestion of a falsehood takes all point out of the game. It seems to me that sincerity, on the other hand, is only possible if combined with a kind of bad taste that would be utterly out of place here."
The Cat's head began fading away the moment he was gone, and, by the time he had come back with the Dutchess, it had entirely disappeared; so the King and the executioner ran wildly up and down looking for it, while the rest of the party went back to the game
"Bertram," said Crawford, some time afterwards, taking the opportunity of a little languor in the game, "I have never told you what happened to me yesterday in my ride home." They had been hunting together, and were in the midst of a good run, and at some distance from Mansfield, when his horse being found to have flung a shoe, Henry Crawford had been obliged to give up, and make the best of his way back.
If I lose the game, it shall not be from not striving for it."
A serious game
was commenced between the comte and several rich courtiers.
But this time it was neither an ante nor a stake that he threw away, but a mere marker in the game
that he who held so many markers would not miss.
"I have brought a strange creature wearing the metal of a Thark whom it is my pleasure to have battle with a wild thoat at the great games."
The injuries to Dak Kova had delayed the march so greatly that it was decided to give up the expedition, which was a raid upon a small Thark community in retaliation for the destruction of the incubator, until after the great games, and the entire body of warriors, ten thousand in number, turned back toward Warhoon.