Moreover, if you do not immediately retract your demand
I shall withdraw him!"
This violent resolution was not lasting; his zeal gave way to his avarice, and he could not think of losing so large a sum as he knew he might expect for our ransom: he therefore sent us word that it was in our choice either to die, or to pay him thirty thousand crowns, and demanded
to know our determination.
"All of these allies are dangerous people, and they may demand
more than you have promised them.
If we come here without fear of being turned out (as was threatened just now) because of the imperative tone of our demand
, and the unseemliness of such a visit at this late hour
Rokoff's just demands
may you avert the most unpleasant consequences to your wife and child, and at the same time retain your own life and regain your liberty."
I must not be trifled with, and I demand
"And to marry whom, then, did you wish my consent, Major Heyward?" demanded
the old soldier, erecting himself in the dignity of offended feeling.
Now I have these proofs, Albert, and I am in your confidence, no human power can force me to a duel which your own conscience would reproach you with as criminal, but I come to offer you what you can no longer demand
"An' how is it ye can get men to do anything on God's earth an' sea?" Louis demanded
with Celtic fire.
the three at his hands, according to a sworn agreement."
One day I received a telegram from my father of such urgency that in compliance with its unexplained demand
I left at once for home.
These have no right to question the propriety of the demand
; no discretion beyond that of devising the ways and means of furnishing the sums demanded