A few, and they not the least powerful and terrific of the band, threw lowering looks, in which the fiercest passion was only tempered by habitual self-command, at those captives
who still remained in their power, while one or two even gave vent to their malignant feelings by the most menacing gestures, against which neither the sex nor the beauty of the sisters was any protection.
Whether this answer affected their courage, or not, I cannot tell; but, contrary to our expectations, they formed a scheme to deceive us, declaring it was their orders, from Governor Hamilton, to take us captives
, and not to destroy us; but if nine of us would come out, and treat with them, they would immediatly withdraw their forces from our walls, and return home peaceably.
It was not worth more than a dollar, or possibly a dollar and half, before the captive
students began their work on it.
As may be imagined, he lost no time in setting out to deliver Rosalie, and travelled so fast that he soon arrived at the forest, in the midst of which she lay a captive
I left no art of persuasion untried to convince him that such a resolution would injure the interests of Christianity, that to enter the Red Sea only to ravage the coasts would so enrage the Turks that they would certainly massacre all the Christian captives
, and for ever shut the passage into Abyssinia, and hinder all communication with that empire.
We were present at the scene in which the two captives
were confronted with each other.
The prisoners, in their expressive language, have named it the "Lions' Den," probably because the captives
possess teeth which frequently gnaw the bars, and sometimes the keepers also.
But the men disobeyed my orders, took to their own devices, and ravaged the land of the Egyptians, killing the men, and taking their wives and children captives
The two latter followed their captors in the humble guise of captives
, without arms.
She was a beautiful and tender-hearted maiden, and looked at these poor doomed captives
with very different feelings from those of the iron-breasted King Minos.
The parley continued; the Arickaras released one horse and then another, in earnest of their proposition; finding, however, that nothing short of the relinquishment of all their spoils would purchase the lives of the captives
, they abandoned them to their fate, moving off with many parting words and lamentable howlings.
As if the infirmities of old age - the gray hair, the wrinkles at the corners of the eyes, and the knotted veins of the hands - were the symptoms of moral poison, they prowl about the quays with an underhand air of gloating over the broken spirit of noble captives