The Lion roaring out in a rage against him, the Fox sought an opportunity to defend himself and said, "And who of all those who have come to you have benefited you so much as I, who have traveled from place to place in every direction, and have sought and learnt from the physicians the means of healing you?' The Lion commanded him immediately to tell him the cure, when he replied, "You must flay
a wolf alive and wrap his skin yet warm around you." The Wolf was at once taken and flayed
; whereon the Fox, turning to him, said with a smile, "You should have moved your master not to ill, but to good, will."
This is certain, that some time before, he had used some poor pagan merchants in that manner, and had caused the executioner to begin to flay
them, when some Brahmin, touched with compassion, generously contributed the sum demanded for their ransom.
But may the devil flay
me if I understand what they mean with their Esmeralda!
They gave him to understand that they had chased the buffalo at full speed, until they tired them down, when they easily dispatched them with the spear, and made use of the same weapon to flay
One day he came to the King and said, 'If Ring is such a mighty man, I think you might ask him to kill the wild oxen in the wood here, and flay
them the same day, and bring you the horns and the hides in the evening.'
"Well, the devil flay
them, the privileged classes," his brother's voice responded, with a cough.
With that, he went upon his knees, and began to flay
his victim; who, on the first stocking coming off, would certainly have fallen over backward with his chair, but for there being no room to fall anyhow.
"Now, Master Andres," said the farmer, "call on the undoer of wrongs; you will find he won't undo that, though I am not sure that I have quite done with you, for I have a good mind to flay
you alive." But at last he untied him, and gave him leave to go look for his judge in order to put the sentence pronounced into execution.
I thought of Marsyas, whom the god flayed
because he had dared to rival him in song.
On the day of its publication a wretched dog, flayed
and otherwise mutilated, escaped from Moreau's house.
The sympathetic blood surged to my temples and I turned and gave those fine birds what I intended to be a beseeching look, but my feelings got the better of me and changed it into a look which said, "If any of you pets of fortune laugh at this poor soul, you will deserve to be flayed
for it." Things went from bad to worse, and I shortly found myself mentally taking the unfriended lady under my protection.
``After that the Earl spied repugnance, and saw that he could not come to his purpose by fair means, he commanded his cooks to prepare the banquet: and so first they flayed
the sheep, that is, they took off the Abbot's cloathes even to his skin, and next they bound him to the chimney his legs to the one end, and his arms to the other; and so they began to beet [i.e.