He has, for this reason, resolved to detain you in it, as a hostage for them.
And then he had given a hostage to fortune, or his father had for him.
For even if Bishop yielded to their demand, they would retain her as a hostage.
With even that hope to get even with him, I will not kill you, yet I must have that money or a hostage.
If the Prince is a hostage for your safety, then he must be sacrificed.
He was to serve as a hostage for the obedience of the reformed churches.
But she clung to what she had retrieved as if she felt that she held a hostage of fortune.
We have got one of them safe, and hold him as a hostage for our own safety.
This would be better than sitting still to be given as a hostage to the Sioux.
One of his sons must be given up to us, as a hostage for the fulfilment of the treaty.