M. de Blacas returned as speedily as he had departed, but in the ante-chamber he was forced to appeal to the king’s authority.
Then I have my mode of dispensing justice, silent and sure, without respite or appeal, which condemns or pardons, and which no one sees.
Noirtier cast an appealing look on Valentine, which look was at once so earnest and imperative, that she answered immediately.
Then he added, "Monsieur, you may rest assured I shall perform my duty impartially, and that if he be innocent you shall not have appealed to me in vain; should he, however, be guilty, in this present epoch, impunity would furnish a dangerous example, and I must do my duty."
I will appeal to any of these gentlemen, could I leave my guest in the hands of a hideous bandit, as you term him?
Pray come to my aid, madame; do not these circumstances appeal to your memory?
Nevertheless, sir, you see I have answered your first appeal, although certainly the conversation must be much more painful for me than for you.
"Do not appeal to me, mademoiselle; I shall be a bad judge in such a case; my selfishness will blind me," replied Morrel, whose low voice and clinched hands announced his growing desperation.
This was the plan which had appealed to him to afford the best chance of his security.
"Mademoiselle," said Albert, replying to this direct appeal, "I can give you very exact information on that subject, as well as on most points relative to the mysterious person of whom we are now conversing—the young woman is a Greek."
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You told me, my dear Valentine, that you were engaged to M. d’Epinay, and that your father was resolved upon completing the match, and that from his will there was no appeal, as M. de Villefort was never known to change a determination once formed.
This mournful appeal pierced the darkness.
I know it, and appeal to your penetration.
Yes, my dear count, I heard it; and the doctor added that if another death occurred in a similar way he must appeal to justice.
But the mysteries of nature are incomprehensible, and there are certain invitations contained in even the coarsest food which appeal very irresistibly to a fasting stomach.
"I rave?" said Morrel; "well, then, I appeal to M. d’Avrigny himself.
…by no means yield their prescriptive right of carrying their victims through the routine regularly laid down, and as regularly followed by them, but dragged the unconscious visitor to the various objects with a pertinacity that admitted of no appeal, beginning, as a matter of course, with the Lions’ Den, and finishing with Caesar’s "Podium,"), to escape a jargon and mechanical survey of the wonders by which he was surrounded, Franz ascended a half-dilapidated staircase, and, leaving…
"Edmond," said she, and her eyes were wet with tears while looking at him to whom she spoke, "how noble it is of you, how great the action you have just performed, how sublime to have taken pity on a poor woman who appealed to you with every chance against her, Alas, I am grown old with grief more than with years, and cannot now remind my Edmond by a smile, or by a look, of that Mercedes whom he once spent so many hours in contemplating.