He holds his head as high as ever in society, while the unfortunate victim of his lust, who, perhaps, was innocently beguiled into sin by him, becomes an outcast.
Springing like a cat the savage made a swift stab at the breast of his intended victim, who swerved quickly, but not quickly enough, and the blade of the assegai descended, inflicting an ugly wound in the man's side.
For a young woman to dream of sleeping with her lover or some fascinating object, warns her against yielding herself a willing victim to his charms.
They could hear the miserable victim mumbling and crunching what sounded like literally bones, and growling like a dog.
Every year in Mexico hundreds of human victims died in this fashion: The body was bent like a bow over the curved stone of sacrifice, the breast was slashed open with a knife of obsidian, and the priest tore out the beating heart of the still living victim.
Also, in the fact that the living responsibilities clinging to the undersigned will, in the course of nature, be increased by the sum of one more helpless victim; whose miserable appearance may be looked for—in round numbers—at the expiration of a period not exceeding six lunar months from the present date.
“So he will perish an innocent victim!”
The easiest victims in this respect are the most logical and systematic lawyers; they merely presuppose, “I would not have done this” and forget that the criminal was not at all so logical and systematic, that he did not even work according to plan, but simply followed straying impulses.
His masters called out not to lay on so hard and to leave him alone, but the muleteers blood was up, and he did not care to drop the game until he had vented the rest of his wrath, and gathering up the remaining fragments of the lance he finished with a discharge upon the unhappy victim, who all through the storm of sticks that rained on him never ceased threatening heaven, and earth, and the brigands, for such they seemed to him.
The case was a celebrated one, and the court-room was thronged with women who sympathized with the supposed victim.
And for many months his wretched victim had lain here a raving maniac--had lain here in a darkness as of the very pit of hell--had lain among noisome serpents-- among crawling horrors untold--small wonder his reason had given way after a single night of such, as his tormentor had just declared.
And with the thought, his finger pressed ever so lightly on the trigger, and the Kafir crashed heavily backward, shot through the brain--while the ball from his gun, which, with a supreme effort he had discharged in his death throes, hummed perilously near his intended victim's head.
Behind me lay the yard, vividly black-and-white in the moonlight, and the pile of wood and faggots on which Moreau and his mutilated victims lay, one over another.
Perhaps, after he had so nearly fallen a bleeding victim to canine ferocity,-- "She loved him for the dangers he had passed, And he loved her that she did pity them."
A crowd whichslowly slaughters a defenceless victim displays a very cowardlyferocity; but for the philosopher this ferocity is very closelyrelated to that of the huntsmen who gather in dozens for thepleasure of taking part in the pursuit and killing of a lucklessstag by their hounds.
At last he began to be bitterly and ominously haunted by the bloodof his murdered victim, by the young life he had destroyed, by theblood that cried out for vengeance.
They were themselves the devoted victims of this plot, and they have not retaliated; why, then, are they charged with revenge they have not acted?
At last I saw the figure of Hans as if enveloped in the huge halo of burning blaze, and no other sense remained to me but that sinister dread which the condemned victim may be supposed to feel when led to the mouth of a cannon, at the supreme moment when the shot is fired and his limbs are dispersed into empty space.
I considered that Father had been the credulous victim of a deluded fanatic."