For myself I must say I cannot guess how many," said the battered knight Don Quixote; "but I take all the blame upon myself, for I had no business to put hand to
sword against men who where not dubbed knights like myself, and so I believe that in punishment for having transgressed the laws of chivalry the God of battles has permitted this chastisement to be administered to me; for which reason, brother Sancho, it is well thou shouldst receive a hint on the matter which I am now about to mention to thee, for it is of much importance to the welfare of both of us.
Why d'ye see, Captain Vangs,' says bold Jack, 'I'm as good a helmsman as ever put hand to
spoke; but none of us can steer the old lady now.
Her shocked expression as she put hand to
mouth in guilty acknowledgement of her misdemeanour was magical.
Arguably, I was plain stupid to open the door; then again, long before I put hand to
latch, my antennae sussed out the situation and made a judgement call - luckily, the right one.
And it is with a tear that I put hand to
computer for this last time.