The general presented the ambassador with a rich robe, and returned this gallant answer: "That he and his fellow-soldiers were come with an intention to drive Mahomet out of these countries, which he had wrongfully usurped; that his present design was, instead of returning back the way he came, as Mahomet advised, to open himself a passage through the country of his enemies; that Mahomet should rather think of determining whether he would fight or yield up his ill-gotten territories, than of prescribing measures to him; that he put his whole confidence in the omnipotence of God and the justice of his cause, and that to show how just a sense he had of Mahomet's kindness, he took the liberty of presenting him with a looking-glass and a pair of pincers
Then turning round its body, by the aid of its posterior and narrow pair of pincers
, it extracts the white albuminous substance.
Next he opened the dead man's mouth, and by the help of a pair of pincers
drew the bone from his throat.
The same silence, and then, ere the host could oppose his design, Grimaud seized a pair of pincers
he perceived in a corner and forced the bolt.
Yes,' said Mrs Wilfer, 'the man came himself with a pair of pincers
, and took it off, and took it away.