On the eve of the fatal blow he moved his beard carefully from the reach of the doomsman's axe.
Only through Ulick's passion for this slip of a girl could the doomsman hope to control him.
The doomsman caught it dexterously and fastened it on his breast.
But the doomsman asked no questions; he spoke, lightly and carelessly, as was his wont.
I await the hour when the people shall knell thee to the doomsman.
He struck at the doomsman with his hunting-knife, but the latter caught his wrist with the grip of a wolf-trap.
He tried to fix its bearings in his mind; if it were a fire it must indicate the neighborhood of the doomsman stronghold.
An insolent question in the manner of its asking, but the doomsman's answer matched it well.
And Luigi will adventure forth—it may be in a kind of divine folly—as a doomsman commissioned by God to free his Italy.
Perpetua watched him as calmly as a martyr of old days watched the advance of the doomsman.