It was a good thing that he had touched this point, for it put into my mind what I might not otherwise have thought of until too late,— that he need never know how his hopes of enriching me had perished.
Wild as my inward hurry was, and wonderful the force of the pictures that rushed by me instead of thoughts, I could yet clearly understand that, unless he had resolved that I was within a few moments of surely perishing out of all human knowledge, he would never have told me what he had told.
"When a man’s alone on these flats, with a light head and a light stomach, perishing of cold and want, he hears nothin’ all night, but guns firing, and voices calling.
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...government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.