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  • And as the flames sprang up, and Elgiva sang her death-song, and the thralls and slaves screeched their unwillingness to die, I tore away my fastenings, leaped, and gained the fens, the gold collar of my slavehood still on my neck, footing it with the hounds loosed to tear me down.

    Chapter 17

  • And then Ligoun stood erect, singing his death-song and swaying gently to and fro.

    THE DEATH OF LIGOUN

  • And all that day and night the people sang my death-song and beat the drums, till it seemed that I had surely died a thousand times.

    THE SICKNESS OF LONE CHIEF

  • In Parson's clear tenor voice, verse after verse of the Scottish ballad rang through the gloomy corridor, while other inmates listened "as if to the death-song of a dying hero."

    Nine to Five

  • In Parson's clear tenor voice, verse after verse of the Scottish ballad rang through the gloomy corridor, while other inmates listened "as if to the death-song of a dying hero."

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  • Rather, for me, restore the forest and the Indian village; in lieu of stars and stripes, let some poor feather flutter in the breeze; replace the streets and squares by wigwams; and though the death-song of a hundred haughty warriors fill the air, it will be music to the shriek of one unhappy slave.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • Beautiful folly! the death-song of which two great geniuses were composing at that very moment, each according to his light.

    Westward Ho!

  • The Chechens knew that they could not escape, and to prevent themselves from being tempted to take to flight they had strapped themselves together, knee to knee, had got their guns ready, and were singing their death-song.

    The Cossacks

  • Spears bent on his armor or swished empty air, and his sword sang its death-song.

    The Coming Of Conan The Cimmerian

  • Spears bent on his armor or swished empty air, and his sword sang its death-song.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

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