The colors of the war-paint had blended in dark confusion about his fierce countenance, and rendered his swarthy lineaments still more savage and repulsive than if art had attempted an effect which had been thus produced by chance
Why, he stood as much chance
of getting a job in Packingtown as of being chosen mayor of Chicago.
That evening we waited patiently for our fellow-slaves to get to sleep and signify it by the usual sign, for you must not take many chances
on those poor fellows if you can avoid it.
It made me fit to cry to see him act so foolish, with such a noble chance
as this opening up.
After leaving Magdalen, Frank had waited in the shrubbery, at a safe distance, on the chance
that she might detach herself from her sister's company, and join him again.
He fled to his usual refuge, that of hoping for some unforeseen turn of fortune, some favourable chance
which would save him from unpleasant consequences-- perhaps even justify his insincerity by manifesting its prudence.
, however, and the devil, who is not always asleep, so ordained it that feeding in this valley there was a drove of Galician ponies belonging to certain Yanguesan carriers, whose way it is to take their midday rest with their teams in places and spots where grass and water abound; and that where Don Quixote chanced to be suited the Yanguesans' purpose very well.
In vain he sat before paper, attending on inspiration; that heavenly nymph, beyond suggesting the words 'my dear father,' remained obstinately silent; and presently John would crumple up the sheet and decide, as soon as he had 'a good chance
,' to carry the money home in person.
alone, it was clear, had brought Colonel Proctor on this train; but there he was, and it was necessary, at all hazards, that Phileas Fogg should not perceive his adversary.
, I tell you," he interrupted, "as everything is in a man's life.
He ate more than I did, and it was in vain I pointed out that our only chance
of life was to stop in the house until the Martians had done with their pit, that in that long patience a time might presently come when we should need food.
A fellow has now no chance
of promotion unless he jumps into the muzzle of a gun and crawls out of the touch-hole.