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The argument lasted for some five or ten minutes when suddenly the little knot broke and two warriors ran to the opposite side of the village from whence they presently returned with a large stake which they soon set up beside the one already in place.
To the stake they led him, and as they pushed him roughly against it preparatory to binding him there securely for the dance of death that would presently encircle him, Tarzan tensed his mighty thews and with a single, powerful wrench parted the loosened thongs which had secured his hands.
As he would stake his last ounce on a good poker hand, so he staked his life and effort on the hunch that the future held in store a big strike on the Upper River.
Arthur took the stake and the hammer, and when once his mind was set on action his hands never trembled nor even quivered.
He looked like a figure of Thor as his untrembling arm rose and fell, driving deeper and deeper the mercy-bearing stake, whilst the blood from the pierced heart welled and spurted up around it.
The Professor and I sawed the top off the stake, leaving the point of it in the body.
said the doctor; "we are near you, and we will save you now, as we saved you from the tortures of the stake.
The leaping savages, the flickering firelight playing upon their painted bodies, circled about the victim at the stake.
The figure at the stake was very still, yet the black warriors were but pricking it.
05 COVENTRY STAKES 6f CH4 4 War Envoy, 5 Adaay, 6 The Wow Signal, 9 Kool Company, Capella Sansevero, Justice Good, 16 Portamento, Dr No, 20 Kodi Bear, Kasb, 25 Jungle Cat, Cock Of The North.
The Matron Stakes remains on Leopardstown's card and the National Stakes on the Curragh's, but the fifth Group 1 will be the Moyglare Stud Stakes, moved from the Curragh's August card to make that earlier weekend a trials event for the September showcase.
He followed up victory at both Chester and Haydock with a wide-margin win in the King George V Stakes.
Even green-dyed hardwood stakes or those made from bamboo should be used with caps made for the purpose.
3 : something that is put up to be won or lost in gambling <They play cards for high stakes.
Two unbeatens lost last weekend: Lawrence the Roman (now 3 for 4) in the Whirlaway at Aqueduct, and the champion 2-year-old filly Dreaming of Anna (4 for 5) in a minor stakes at Gulfstream Park.