Whether it was a son who would some day avenge his father.
Hear me, my dead baby and my withered father: I swear on my knees, on these stones, to avenge you on Foulon!
This dialogue had taken place at Mr. Lorry’s usual desk, with Monseigneur swarming within a yard or two of it, boastful of what he would do to avenge himself on the rascal-people before long.
A rumour just lived in the village—had a faint and bare existence there, as its people had—that when the knife struck home, the faces changed, from faces of pride to faces of anger and pain; also, that when that dangling figure was hauled up forty feet above the fountain, they changed again, and bore a cruel look of being avenged, which they would henceforth bear for ever.
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He wants to avenge the murder of his brother
You are the representative of justice here, and it is for justice to avenge those she has been unable to protect.