If you take the amulet, no pain, guaranteed.
"What does the amulet do?" she asked Jared.
If she had the amulet and could bargain for protection --and one of them not eating her in exchange for her freedom --she wondered if she couldn't escape.
Once she had the amulet, she could bargain harder with the inmates.
Punch him, grab the amulet, bargain for her freedom.
She jerked the amulet off his neck, and the lighting flickered.
The robed man tackled her, and the amulet went flying.
They tumbled to the ground, one foot --she wasn't sure whose --knocking the amulet away.
166 a verse from the oracle was used as an amulet and was inscribed over the doors of houses as a protection, and an oracle was sent, at Marcus Aurelius' request, by Alexander to the Roman army on the Danube during the war with the Marcomanni, declaring that victory would follow on the throwing of two lions alive into the river.
It is uncertain whether the conventional fleur-de-lis was originally meant to represent the lily or white iris - the flower-de-luce of Shakespeare - or an arrow-head, a spear-head, an amulet fastened on date-palms to ward off the evil eye, &c. In Roman and early Gothic architecture the fleur-de-lis is a frequent sculptured ornament.
Further, from the 23rd of November 1654 dates the singular document usually known as "Pascal's amulet," a parchment slip which he wore constantly about him, and which bears the date followed by some lines of incoherent and strongly mystical devotion.
Either to a Power indefinable, incomprehensible, which I not only cannot address but which I cannot even express in words--the Great All or Nothing-" said he to himself, "or to that God who has been sewn into this amulet by Mary!