He looked like a figure of Thor as his untrembling arm rose and fell, driving deeper and deeper the mercy-bearing stake, whilst the blood from the pierced heart welled and spurted up around it.
The Professor and I sawed the top off the stake, leaving the point of it in the body.
"I will stake that brandy," Trent answered, "against the picture you let fall from your pocket an hour ago."
"We can't bet, for we've nothing to raise the stakes with!"
"Hope still!" said the doctor; "we are near you, and we will save you now, as we saved you from the tortures of the stake
The leaping savages, the flickering firelight playing upon their painted bodies, circled about the victim at the stake
A few more steps would precipitate Tantor upon the sharpened stakes;
Backward and downward he went toward the sharpened stakes in the bottom of the pit.
None of the sharpened stakes had pierced him--only a swollen spot at the base of the brain indicated the nature of his injury.
I employed myself in planting my second rows of stakes
or piles, and in this wicker-working all the summer or dry season, when another business took me up more time than it could be imagined I could spare.
I say this lest thou shouldst imagine that because we have been drubbed in this affray we have therefore suffered any indignity; for the arms those men carried, with which they pounded us, were nothing more than their stakes
, and not one of them, so far as I remember, carried rapier, sword, or dagger."
JKL Partners has bid 427 billion won ($359.1 million) for a 58.5 percent stake
in Lotte Insurance, which is estimated to be valued at 730 billion won.
New Delhi: The government will soon acquire the stake
of Reserve Bank of India in housing finance regulator National Housing Bank (NHB), sources said.
A senior official confirmed that the department of disinvestment ( DoD) has plans to divest 5- 15- per cent government stake
in these companies and has already floated a draft Cabinet note for the proposal.