. He begins his story for her with the minute narration of this adventure which took about twelve months to develop.
I love him who justifieth the future ones, and redeemeth the past ones: for he is willing to succumb
through the present ones.
She may have had no particular feeling for him, but succumbed
to his wish from propinquity or idleness, to find then that she was powerless in a snare of her own contriving.
When he was informed that among others awaiting him in his reception room there was a Frenchman who had brought a letter from his wife, the Countess Helene, he felt suddenly overcome by that sense of confusion and hopelessness to which he was apt to succumb
. He felt that everything was now at an end, all was in confusion and crumbling to pieces, that nobody was right or wrong, the future held nothing, and there was no escape from this position.
He had succumbed
to the influence of the same drug that had been mixed with our food.
At last he succeeded in calming her, only by confessing that a feeling of pity, in conjunction with the wine he had drunk, had been too much for him, that he had succumbed
to Anna's artful influence, and that he would avoid her.
There were others," he went on, "who hadn't succumbed
. He told her frankly all his difficulty-- that for several applicants the conditions had been prohibitive.
As he stood looking down upon this grim reminder that another man of might had succumbed
to the cruel powers of the desert, he was brought to startled attention by the report of a firearm, the sound of which came from the depths of the gorge to the south of him, and reverberated along the steep walls of the narrow rift.
His confederate and chief lieutenant, Paulvitch, true to the long years of teaching of his wily master, had at last succumbed
to the treachery and greed that had always marked his superior, and, lured by the thoughts of the immense ransom that he might win by returning the child unharmed, had divulged the secret of its parentage to the woman who maintained the foundling asylum.