And old Francisco, without the expence of an hour's Courtship, a Billet-Doux, or scarce a sight of her, could gain her in a day; and yet 'tis wonder, your Fortune and your Quality, should be refus'd by Don Baltazer her Father.
After this experience Cook would not run further risks, so made for a small uninhabited island where some vegetables were obtained and branches of trees, which, cut into short lengths, were eagerly eaten by the cattle, and Cook says: "It might be said, without impropriety, that we fed our cattle on billet wood."
As soon as we were "dismissed," I started off on a billet search.
At present he systematically neglects the functions of billet-orderly at a Base town in France.
What a parley-vooing and billet-dooing passed between us!
4tos read 'Billet Deux'--The same form is found in the Prologue l. 8; but as no other instance of 'Billet Deux' occurs I have corrected what is doubtless a misprint.
Though Alovisa in a second billet bids him aim at a higher mark, "he had said too many fine things to be lost," and continues his pursuit until Amena's father takes alarm and locks her up.
Cette anecdote rappelle celle du bonhomme qui, pour se venger de la societe des chemins de fer, prit un billet aller et retour, en se jurant tout bas de ne pas revenir, tout simplement pour faire enrager "ces fourbes-la."