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  • You shall bring John Kulrek to the doors of hell and John Kulrek shall bring you to the gallows-tree!

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: The Haunter of the Ring and Other Tales - Robert E. Howard

  • You shall bring John Kulrek to the doors of hell and John Kulrek shall bring you to the gallows-tree!

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  • Near where East Berkeley Street now crosses, the dismal procession turns into the fields of a knoll, where the gallows-tree stands.

    History of American Women

  • Now many an ill rede had he given the king or this, but of all his ill redes did this sting home the most; and still would the king hearken to all his evil redes; wherefore he, who might nowise still the wrath within him, cried out that Randver should be taken and tied up to the gallows-tree.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Will was a daring fellow, and cared not a jot for hard knocks or sharp blades; but he could not persuade himself to move or walk about, having just that vague expectation of a sudden assault which made it a comfortable thing to have something at his back, even though that something were a gallows-tree.

    Master Humphrey's Clock

  • Having taken these precautions, he wrapped his cloak about him so that it left the handle of his sword free, and ready to his hand, and leaning against the gallows-tree with his cap not quite so much on one side as it had been before, took up his position for the night.

    Master Humphrey's Clock

  • Will was a daring fellow, and cared not a jot for hard knocks or sharp blades; but he could not persuade himself to move or walk about, having just that vague expectation of a sudden assault which made it a comfortable thing to have something at his back, even though that something were a gallows-tree.

    Master Humphrey's Clock

  • You shall bring John Kulrek to the doors of hell and John Kulrek shall bring you to the gallows-tree!

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Volume 1 Shadow Kingdoms - Robert E. Howard

  • Having taken these precautions, he wrapped his cloak about him so that it left the handle of his sword free, and ready to his hand, and leaning against the gallows-tree with his cap not quite so much on one side as it had been before, took up his position for the night.

    Master Humphrey's Clock

  • The fatal day was announced to the public by the appearance of a huge black gallows-tree towards the eastern end of the Grassmarket.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

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