Thus: Once in every year, on the first day of the new moon of the summer season, Jikiza holds a meeting of the headmen.
But suddenly Umslopogaas stood up, looking at him over the top of his war shield, and crying, "Here is one, O Jikiza, who will do battle with you for the axe Groan-Maker and for the chieftainship that is to him who holds the axe.
And the former of them roams peacefully over the earth and the sea's broad back and is kindly to men; but the other has a heart of iron, and his spirit within him is pitiless as bronze: whomsoever of men he has once seized he holds
fast: and he is hateful even to the deathless gods.
But when states are acquired in a country differing in language, customs, or laws, there are difficulties, and good fortune and great energy are needed to hold
them, and one of the greatest and most real helps would be that he who has acquired them should go and reside there.
I have said all," quoth Robin, "and now, if thou wilt give me thy purse, I will let thee go thy way without let or hindrance so soon as I shall see what it may hold
At the same time, he hugged his shuddering body in both his arms - clasping himself, as if to hold
himself together - and limped towards the low church wall.
Genevieve realized that in the clinches he was not being beaten-- why, then, did not the referee let him hold
Well, we had the boat about ready to be launched, when this man sang out pretty shrill: "For God's sake, hold
the torch up till I've got to the end of the court, and then kennel yourself, do you hear?
And now that's done," said the blind man; and at the words he suddenly left hold
of me, and with incredible accuracy and nimbleness, skipped out of the parlour and into the road, where, as I still stood motionless, I could hear his stick go tap-tap-tapping into the distance.
Above all, the owner of the soil could still hold
his head high as the veritable Socman of Minstead--that is, as holding the land in free socage, with no feudal superior, and answerable to no man lower than the king.
Veiling his clear-cut, lean face in a thin layer of a hard, high cloud, I have seen him, like a wizened robber sheik of the sea, hold
up large caravans of ships to the number of three hundred or more at the very gates of the English Channel.