Thus, at length, by one of the unexpected strokes of fortune
which sometimes befall those who have for a long time been the victims of an evil destiny, Dantes was about to secure the opportunity he wished for, by simple and natural means, and land on the island without incurring any suspicion.
True, these were childish fancies and aspirations, but who knows but that I might meet Polina, and be able to tell her everything, and see her look of surprise at the fact that I had overcome so many adverse strokes of fortune
. No, I had no desire for money for its own sake, for I was perfectly well aware that I should only squander it upon some new Blanche, and spend another three weeks in Paris after buying a pair of horses which had cost sixteen thousand francs.
It was under these circumstances that he made his entrance into San Francisco, the scene, subsequently, of his happiest strokes of fortune
. If he did not, like Dr.
Chapters discuss the animal signs of the Chinese zodiac for each birthday year, month, and hour, as well as the personality traits common to each sign, how compatible signs are with one another, and the broad strokes of fortune
(or misfortune) that those born under one sign may experience in everyday life during the year of another sign.
Occasional strokes of fortune
have favored me when I've hit the road for astronomy.
I had a couple of nice strokes of fortune
around the turn, chipping in at nine and 10 for a birdie and an eagle which felt like I got my championship going.
I wonder if their strokes of fortune
started with a stroke or two of that leg of King Louis XIV's horse?
ERNIE ELS enjoyed a couple of strokes of fortune
in the European Masters yesterday, but in the end there was nothing flukey about a six-stroke victory that put him ever closer to a first Order of Merit title, writes Paul Kealy.