But its face is as the face of the headsman, who shoulders the axe to make an end.
The “headsman,” taking the part of conductor, pushes behind.
He's done up, and now he will not leave the 'stone jug,' except to kiss the headsman's daughter, and be a head shorter.
A poniard was buried to the hilt in the left breast of the headsman.
In truth, I am not sorry to have found a good excuse to quit a mode of life which the headsman yearns to cut short.
At night the headsman's apprentices sleep on the floor of the loft.
There they stood, then, in the courtyard of the headsman's house.
One of those who had brought him thither was the headsman's apprentice.
He shall be, in a few months, Jourdan the headsman, and have other work.
At that moment the report of a gun was heard from the headsman's window.