Others carry the matter still further, and inquire how many of his ancestors have been citizens, as his grandfather, great-grandfather
, etc., but some persons have questioned how the first of the family could prove themselves citizens, according to this popular and careless definition.
Twelve years had passed since I had read the remarkable manuscript of this remarkable man; this man who remembered no childhood and who could not even offer a vague guess as to his age; who was always young and yet who had dandled my grandfather's great-grandfather
upon his knee; this man who had spent ten years upon the planet Mars; who had fought for the green men of Barsoom and fought against them; who had fought for and against the red men and who had won the ever beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, for his wife, and for nearly ten years had been a prince of the house of Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium.
Among those of his relations who professed the modern faith of heredity it was well understood that in him the character of the late Myron Bayne, a maternal great-grandfather
, had revisited the glimpses of the moon--by which orb Bayne had in his lifetime been sufficiently affected to be a poet of no small Colonial distinction.
Many a young man ransacked the garret and brought forth his great-grandfather
's sword, corroded with rust and stained with the blood of King Philip's War.
Well, this old great-grandfather
, with the white head and hump, runs all afoam into the pod, and goes to snapping furiously at my fast-line.
, eldest son of the Duke of Bridgewater, fled to this country about the end of the last century, to breathe the pure air of free- dom; married here, and died, leaving a son, his own father dying about the same time.
The Story Girl had brought flowers for her mother's grave as usual, and while she arranged them on it the rest of us read for the hundredth time the epitaph on Great-Grandfather
King's tombstone, which had been composed by Great-Grandmother King.
The first thing he did was to clean up some armour that had belonged to his great-grandfather
, and had been for ages lying forgotten in a corner eaten with rust and covered with mildew.
A family watch, monsieur, which has come down from my great-grandfather
! It doesn't vary five minutes in the year.
His tenure of office was to be for life or until his great-grandfather
, or grandfather, should return.
He was ten years old, the eldest son of Big Toomai, and, according to custom, he would take his father's place on Kala Nag's neck when he grew up, and would handle the heavy iron ankus, the elephant goad, that had been worn smooth by his father, and his grandfather, and his great-grandfather
But I have heard that the great-grandfather
of Jikiza won the axe from him who held it in his day; he won it by fraud.