It is well, Wolf-Man, though some might not wish to dwell in that shadow; but first you must win the axe.
To him who can win it, it shall be, and with it the chieftainship of the People of the Axe.
Nay," said Rob, "but you are a good fellow by this token, and if I win not, I hope you may keep the prize from yon strutters.
In truth I care not for the golden bauble and wished to win it in despite of the Sheriff for whom I have no love.
But the bees never saw him, for he feared he had not yet done enough to win their forgiveness and friendship; so he lived alone among the vines, daily bringing them honey, and doing some kindly action.
Go bravely forth and win your last and hardest gift.
But Thistle wished for none of these, and when his tale was told, the kindly Spirits pitied him; and little Pearl sighed, as she told him of the long and weary task he must perform, ere he could win a crown of snow-white pearls like those they wore.
And then he told all that Thistle had done to show his love for her; how he had wandered far and wide to seek the Fairy gifts, and toiled long and hard to win them; how he had been loving, true, and tender, when most lonely and forsaken.
If he wins, he will be at liberty, perhaps, to give vent to a laugh, or to pass a remark on the circumstance to a bystander, or to stake again, or to double his stake; but, even this he must do solely out of curiosity, and for the pleasure of watching the play of chances and of calculations, and not because of any vulgar desire to win.
On the other hand, I saw a Frenchman first win, and then lose,
And even if you were to WIN much I should be compromised," he added in a meaning sort of way.
The pieces all chosen, Turan led them to the place beside the playing field where they were to wait their turn, and here he passed the word around that they were to fight for more than the stake he offered for the princess should they win.
I cannot promise you," he explained, "but I may say I have heard that this day which makes it possible that should we win this game we may even win your freedom
But you will have to share her with the survivors even if your color wins," objected the other.
That may make me feel badly tomorrow, Josie," laughed Anne, "but just now I honestly feel that as long as I know the violets are coming out all purple down in the hollow below Green Gables and that little ferns are poking their heads up in Lovers' Lane, it's not a great deal of difference whether I win
the Avery or not.