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I went to sleep, and what does Skookum Jim do but try his hand at prospecting.
Thus by the authority of Agramante and the wisdom of King Sobrino all this complication of disputes was arranged; but the enemy of concord and hater of peace, feeling himself slighted and made a fool of, and seeing how little he had gained after having involved them all in such an elaborate entanglement, resolved to try his hand once more by stirring up fresh quarrels and disturbances.
"Then all we can do is wait until he is ready to try his hand upon us," laughed Tarzan, "and I warrant that he will get his bellyful of robbing now that we are prepared for him," and so he dismissed the subject from his mind, though he was destined to recall it before many hours through a most unlooked-for occurrence.
The Newmarket trainer has always wanted to try his hand at the winter game and The Tiger, who he owns in partnership with Ascot racecourse chairman Johnny Weatherby, fits the bill in one of the three races our newly launched Club sponsor today.
Mr Wharton will fill the role of 18 year-old engineering apprentice Elliot Greenan at design consultancy CAD21 in Stockton, where he will try his hand at architectural lighting design.
ROBERT Pattinson has revealed he wanted to try his hand at rapping.
The singer - who first found fame in Popstars and bounced back to try his hand at Pop Idol - will take the principal role of toreador Escamillo in the production, albeit a one-off performance.
MARK Ronson is the latest celeb to try his hand at designing - he's come up with his own unisex trainers.
However, Kolb forsook this path in order to try his hand at international business, spending time as an agent for retired boxer Muhammad Ali and meeting a fascinating array of shadowy figures along the way.
Neck Face was recently moved to try his hand in the tattooing medium.
It was during his 21 years of trucking raw lumber from Northern Ontario to the United States, where finished lumber was returned to Ontario at inflated prices, that he decided to try his hand at milling wood.
Viewers will also have an opportunity to watch "Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe try his hand at cleaning up bird droppings.
Former world rally champion Colin McRae will try his hand at circuit racing this summer after signing a deal to drive a Ferrari in the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Having seen him try his hand at sports commentating in which he struggled to string two words together, and having watched him on the BBC's Sports Personality Of The Year last week when he proved that he hasn't got one, I can't imagine what they hope to get out of him other than a few expletives and the odd "Wey Aye Man".
As the postmarks attest, he was in constant motion: hitchhiking around the country, spending a month or two in New Orleans or Key West, out to Hollywood to try his hand at the movies.