There were three of them; but Phaidor must have guessed what the outcome
of the battle would be, for she turned and fled from the balcony the moment she saw that I would have none of her proposition.
It had been apparent to both players and spectators for the past two moves, that Gahan was moving straight across the field into the enemy's country to seek personal combat with the Orange Chief--that he was staking all upon his belief in the superiority of his own swordsmanship, since if the two Chiefs engage, the outcome
decides the game.
There could, however, have been but one outcome
to the unequal struggle had Sing not been armed with a revolver, though it was several seconds before he could bring it into play upon the great thing that shook and tossed him about as though he had been a rat in the mouth of a terrier.
The episode meant more to him than being bested in play by the best swordsman in England--for that surely was no disgrace--to Henry it seemed prophetic of the outcome
of a future struggle when he should stand face to face with the real De Montfort; and then, seeing in De Vac only the creature of his imagination with which he had vested the likeness of his powerful brother-in-law, Henry did what he should like to have done to the real Leicester.
Miss Strong remained in his cabin, waiting the outcome
of the quest.
I'm satisfied with the outcome
, and you've got to be.
Indeed, there is no telling how disastrous was to be the outcome
of the Fire People's migration.
On one of these too frequent occasions he was boasting of his prowess as a pedestrian and athlete, and the outcome
was a match against nature.
of it was that of these two odd persons having equally odd notions of duty, the one went to California, as the interest of his client required, and the other remained at home in compliance with a wish that her husband was scarcely conscious of entertaining.
Their coming could have been predicted with the same certitude that astronomers to-day predict the outcome
of the movements of stars.
And that is not wonderful, for those were stern times in Scotland, and The Bruce is as much an outcome
of those times as were the Tales or Piers Ploughman an outcome
of the times in England.
Miss Morstan and I chatted in an undertone about our present expedition and its possible outcome
, but our companion maintained his impenetrable reserve until the end of our journey.