Some day, he told himself, the fide of things political will turn in my favor and the years of ineffectual service count big in the bestowal of rewards
In order to complete his victory, he was in the act of recommencing the enumeration of the rewards
, when Magua made an expressive gesture and said:
Along at first I was mentally offering a reward
of five--six--seven--ten--dollars for that mouse; but toward the last I was offering rewards
which were entirely beyond my means.
Why, I said at the time that no thief and no thief's pal was going to try to pawn or sell a thing where he knowed the pawnbroker could get both rewards
by taking HIM into camp with the swag.
However, I mentally shake hands with you for your answer, despite its inaccuracy; and as much for the manner in which it was said, as for the substance of the speech; the manner was frank and sincere; one does not often see such a manner: no, on the contrary, affectation, or coldness, or stupid, coarse-minded misapprehension of one's meaning are the usual rewards
So the cream of all human rewards
is sipped in endless succession by the Fools.
Slimy gaps and causeways, winding among old wooden piles, with a sickly substance clinging to the latter, like green hair, and the rags of last year's handbills offering rewards
for drowned men fluttering above high-water mark, led down through the ooze and slush to the ebb-tide.
In personal qualifications,'' he added, ``it was possible that Prince John might be inferior to his brother Richard; but when it was considered that the latter returned with the sword of vengeance in his hand, while the former held out rewards
, immunities, privileges, wealth, and honours, it could not be doubted which was the king whom in wisdom the nobility were called on to support.
I answered "that our horses were trained up, from three or four years old, to the several uses we intended them for; that if any of them proved intolerably vicious, they were employed for carriages; that they were severely beaten, while they were young, for any mischievous tricks; that the males, designed for the common use of riding or draught, were generally castrated about two years after their birth, to take down their spirits, and make them more tame and gentle; that they were indeed sensible of rewards
and punishments; but his honour would please to consider, that they had not the least tincture of reason, any more than the YAHOOS in this country.
O genius," I said, "you see that this Sultan was not content with merely forgiving the envious man for the attempt on his life; he heaped rewards
and riches upon him.
All the neighbouring kings had offered rich rewards
to anyone who should be able to destroy the monster, either by force or enchantment, and many had tried their luck, but all had miserably failed.
And here comes in at once the bestowal of rewards
upon his squire and all who have aided him in rising to so exalted a rank.