We cannot entertain a doubt on that score
now," was the reply.
Nay," quoth the landlord, standing in front of him and holding out his arms like a gooseherd driving his flock, for money made him bold, "thou goest not till thou hast paid me my score
No creature other than a score
or so of our sacred banths has left Lothar to-day," he replied.
Leaping from the tangled vegetation of the jungle's rim came a huge panther, with blazing eyes and bared fangs, and in his wake a score
of mighty, shaggy apes lumbering rapidly toward them, half erect upon their short, bowed legs, and with their long arms reaching to the ground, where their horny knuckles bore the weight of their ponderous bodies as they lurched from side to side in their grotesque advance.
I be in a great hurry, so I would prefer to take my great and good friend, Peter of Colfax, without interference; but, if you wish it otherwise; we be a score
strong within your walls, and nigh a thousand lie without.
One fragment, fully five pounds in weight, crashed on the log alongside of me, and such was its impact that it drove a score
of splinters, like fiery needles, into my leg.
If he succeeded in launching the boat, if he kept ahead of the second ice-run, if he did not get caught by some of the runs from the upper Yukon; if luck favored in all these essential particulars, as well as in a score
of minor ones, they would reach Sixty Mile and be saved, if--and again the if--he had strength enough to land
He became the slave of old Fanfoa, head chief over a score
of scattered bush-villages on the range-lips of Malaita, the smoke of which, on calm mornings, is about the only evidence the seafaring white men have of the teeming interior population.
The two livres shall settle the score
and buy some ribbons against the next kermesse.
I, alone in the midst of a score
of men, was the only person unmasked.
creeps up to fifty; the boys begin to look blank; and the spectators, who are now mustering strong, are very silent.
Before sitting down to it, he opens his corner- cupboard door; takes his bit of chalk from its shelf; adds one thick line to the score
, extending from the top of the cupboard door to the bottom; and then falls to with an appetite.