But they say this Sinclair is quite a gunfighter, my friend.
The making of a bullfighter.
Me plentee good fighter if me get ring."
I sprang toward the fighters, crying: "For God's sake!"
They were good hand-to-hand fighters,--none better; and so they won their victories, no doubt; but, having won them, they dropped sea-going, and made the conquered nations transport their corn and troops, while they went back to their congenial camps and solemn Senate-debates.
But--if it were to be done this way--of course the best thing possible was to work as widely as you could in getting your recruits; and,--if England were too conservative to say, "We are twenty-eight millions, one-fifth fighting men,"--too conservative to put rifles or muskets into the hands of those five or six million fighters,--the next best thing was to rank as many as you could in your handful of upper-class riflemen.
"And say, Lizzie," went on Josie, paying no attention to Lizzie's exclamation, "I'll bet you anything she sold her basket, and very likely to that prize-fighter,--that Tim."
From Chiefs to Kings The early chief a fighter.—The club the sign of power.—Free men led by a chief of their own choosing.—The first slaves.—Barbarians conquer civilized nations.—A ruling class among conquered people.—All men no longer free and equal.—The value of arms and armor.—The robber chiefs.—How kings first came.—Treaties between tribes follow constant wars.—Tribes unite for protection against enemies.—A king is chosen for the time being.—Some kings refuse to resign their office when the danger is past.—New generations grow up which never knew a kingless state.—The word “king” becomes sacred.
Sons of gunfighters. (
inquired Minos.--"Prizefighter," I answered, putting my arms akimbo and looking as ferocious as possible, by way of keeping up the character I had momentarily assumed.
You see 'Rastus used to be something of a prizefighter in a small way among his kind, and nothing delights him half so much as a scrap once in a while; and the town rowdies have suffered at his hands."
Senator Tillman of South Carolina inserted a vicious attack on northern women by the late Albert Bledsoe, who advised them to "cut their hair short, and their petticoats, too, and enter a la bloomer the ring of political prizefighters."