A sailor had jumped overboard at Constantinople one night, and was seen no more, but it was suspected that his object was to desert, and there was a slim chance
, at least, that he reached the shore.
His judgment told him that the latter possibility was probably the fact, and yet there was a chance that they might have landed without fatal injuries, and so upon this slim chance
he started out upon what he knew would be an arduous journey, fraught with many hardships and unspeakable peril, that he might attempt to save them if they still lived.
Just to cap a wretched few days, his failure to cling on to the chance offered by Ian Bell in England's second innings fatally sunk any slim chance
the Aussies had of turning around the Third Test.
Forming a band, Slim Chance
, he took to the road in a caravan and set up shows in a tent.
We are hopeful Scott has got a slim chance
of being involved at the weekend, or at least being fit," said Baggies joint No.
It is understood there is only a slim chance
of Murray playing again in 2013, meaning he is likely to miss November's end-of-season ATP World Tour Finals at London's O2 indoor venue, a blow to the event for which Roger Federer is struggling to qualify.
Whatever slim chance
there is of drawing a decent crowd for a Connacht final, there's little hope of doing so if London get through.
And it gave Aber a slim chance
of edging into the top six when the final round of matches of the initial stage of the season is played next week.
THERE'S a slim chance
you won't recognise Christina Aguilera in this photo for her new ad campaign.
He had a new musical vision - in the form of his own band, Slim Chance
The Proteas have a very slim chance
of proceeding to the semi-finals, and can only qualify by beating India by a rich margin, while hoping Group Two rivals Australia defeat Pakistan.
It is a joy that a slim chance
and a fat chance amount to the same thing" - Broadcaster and playwright Sandi Toksvig.