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Come hither then, my friend, stand by me and see indeed whether I shall play the coward the whole day through as you say, or whether I shall not stay some even of the boldest Danaans from fighting round the body of Patroclus.
The son of Saturn bowed his portentous brows, and Hector fitted the armour to his body, while terrible Mars entered into him, and filled his whole body with might and valour.
Immediately after him came a white body, but this one alighted erect.
The sentry, from his post, saw him enter his own tent; but he did not see him crawl under the canvas at the rear and sneak cautiously to the tent which the prisoner had occupied, where now lay the dead body of Mohammed Beyd.
Without an instant's hesitation he seized the dead wrists and dragged the body upon its back to the point where he had just entered.
Numa rose, shaking himself, and stood above the torn and mutilated body of his foe.
Again he smelled about the body and at last with his rough tongue licked Tarzan's face.
The body in the meantime stood in passive indifference, its arms hanging idly at its sides.
Genevieve saw her lover's arms drop to his sides as his body lifted, went backward, and fell limply to the floor.
With shaken consciousness and trembling body, he clutched and held on, while the ebbing life turned and flooded up in him again.
Consider, I said, Glaucon, that even the badness of food, whether staleness, decomposition, or any other bad quality, when confined to the actual food, is not supposed to destroy the body; although, if the badness of food communicates corruption to the body, then we should say that the body has been destroyed by a corruption of itself, which is disease, brought on by this; but that the body, being one thing, can be destroyed by the badness of food, which is another, and which does not engender any natural infection-- this we shall absolutely deny?
To it the space between the heavenly bodies is not greater than the distance between the homes of our friends in town is for us, even if they live a short way from each other; such an electric shock in the heart, however, costs us the use of the body here below; unless, like the watchman of East Street, we happen to have on the Shoes of Fortune.
Daddy Jacques, who had now joined us, helped us to carry the body into the vestibule, where we laid it down on the lower step of the stairs.
It was the body which despaired of the earth--it heard the bowels of existence speaking unto it.
And with fury, as it were with passion, the murderer falls on the body, and drags it and hacks at it; so he covered her face and shoulders with kisses.