He is to aid me in the onslaught, and he and his followers will personate the outlaws, from whom my valorous
arm is, after changing my garb, to rescue the lady.''
Some men are said to wax valorous
upon a full stomach, and such seemed to be the case with the Bannack braves, who, in proportion as they crammed themselves with buffalo meat, grew stout of heart, until, the supper at an end, they began to chant war songs, setting forth their mighty deeds, and the victories they had gained over the Blackfeet.
Those who by valorous
ways become princes, like these men, acquire a principality with difficulty, but they keep it with ease.
Of late did I see them run forth at early morn with valorous
steps: but the feet of their knowledge became weary, and now do they malign even their morning valour!
We passed by a picturesque old gothic ruin whose stone pavements had rung to the armed heels of many a valorous
Crusader, and we rode through a piece of country which we were told once knew Samson as a citizen.
Stepping lightly, and continually glancing at her husband, showing him a valorous
and sympathetic face, Kitty went into the sick-room, and, turning without haste, noiselessly closed the door.
Meanwhile one of the carriers who were in the inn thought fit to water his team, and it was necessary to remove Don Quixote's armour as it lay on the trough; but he seeing the other approach hailed him in a loud voice, "O thou, whoever thou art, rash knight that comest to lay hands on the armour of the most valorous
errant that ever girt on sword, have a care what thou dost; touch it not unless thou wouldst lay down thy life as the penalty of thy rashness." The carrier gave no heed to these words (and he would have done better to heed them if he had been heedful of his health), but seizing it by the straps flung the armour some distance from him.
He was a valorous
soldier, Gur Tus by name, and together we kept the now thoroughly frightened troops in the semblance of order and rescued many that would have drowned otherwise.
"Holy Hekkador of the Holy Therns," the jeddak was saying, "shower thy blessings upon Dotar Sojat, the valorous
stranger from distant Hastor, whose wondrous heroism and marvelous ferocity saved the day for Kaol yesterday."
Old men who could no longer bear arms took similar stations, and harangued the warriors as they passed, exhorting them to valorous
He speaks no English and vanishes as quickly and as mysteriously after he has performed some valorous
deed, as though he were a disembodied spirit.
Carthoris, seeing him thus, felt a pang of regret that, after all, this man that he had thought so valorous
should prove, in the hour of need, as spineless as Jav or Tario.