The unwholesome-looking little moral agent of destruction exulted silently in the possession of personal prestige
, keeping in check this man armed with the defensive mandate of a menaced society.
Lieutenant Albert Werper had only the prestige
of the name he had dishonored to thank for his narrow escape from being cashiered.
But presently it became apparent that he had not so easily escaped the fruits of his villainy as he had supposed, for upon the evening of the first day the rear of his little column was attacked by some of Barunda's warriors who had forged ahead of their fellows, with the result that the head of Ninaka's brother went to increase the prestige
and glory of the house of the enemy.
"We are informed that the prestige
and success of our ministry will entirely depend upon whether or not we are able to arrange for the renewal of our treaty with Japan.
With all the bulk of its great wealth and prestige
, it swept down upon Bell and his little bodyguard.
No: the reason was this: that from the fatal experiences of the fishery there hung a terrible prestige
of perilousness about such a whale as there did about Rinaldo Rinaldini, insomuch that most fishermen were content to recognise him by merely touching their tarpaulins when he would be discovered lounging by them on the sea, without seeking to cultivate a more intimate acquaintance.
Infadoos was delighted, foreseeing that the possession of such an article would increase his prestige
enormously, and after several vain attempts he actually succeeded in screwing it into his own eye.
How could they fail to see how they were ruining themselves, lowering their prestige
by this appointment?
Such is the prestige
, the privilege, and the burden of command.