You can kill me.
Get out of here before I kill you.
"I can't tell if you want to kill me or sleep with me," she said with a laugh.
This was one way to kill two birds with one stone.
Hm.... If you wish to kill him, to kill him outright, you can see him...
Then you shouldn't kill any of them, if they can be saved!
They didn't enter war to satisfy a desire to kill and maim but to be victorious in the way their society rewarded.
"I'd be really hard to kill," Bianca said with a ragged laugh.
He thought that I should kill him.
I'd use the wrong towel or leave a dish out, and then you'd be threatening to kill me again.
An old Cat was in a fair way to kill all the Mice in the barn.
I kill bad guys.
You can't just kill people!
Why should I kill him?
I only kill bad guys.
You cannot sell to someone the right to kill you or hold you prisoner.
What were you trying to do, kill yourself?
To kill some time I telephoned Ethel Reagan, ostensibly to thank her.
They did not kill him, but they drove him out of the city and bade him never return.
Which would kill her, the Indians or the country?
At last it became necessary to kill him, and, when Helen next asked to go and see him, I told her that he was DEAD.
Who cares if I kill a stupid human?
We no longer force prisoners to kill each other for our amusement.
American ethanol policies do not "kill" the poor, but they do drive up corn prices.
Would you slow down before you kill us both?
Dusty's gonna kill me, he whispered, stricken.
Rat did kill baby pigeons.
"You see, dear man, this is not a sewing shop, and I had no proper tools; and, as they say, one needs a tool even to kill a louse," said Platon with one of his round smiles, obviously pleased with his work.
But Talon can't kill him, Dusty surmised.
You won't kill Jonny?
But surely a pan that warns you if your house is burning down or your food will kill you has to be worth $200 to you.
But he didn't try to kill you, did he?
You run, they kill you.
He's going to kill me anyway.
I also saw poor Niobe with her youngest child clinging close to her while she implored the cruel goddess not to kill her last darling.
Why did father kill sheep?
It would kill her, that's one thing.
I'd kill him! shouted Denisov in a bloodthirsty tone.
You may go and kill whom you please, but I don't want to do so anymore!
Shall I simply kill them all to be sure?
If he does to Molly what he's done to the others, it will kill Julie.
Will you kill me?
He is in such bad health, and now this vexation about his son is enough to kill him!
"Remember this, Prince Andrew, if they kill you it will hurt me, your old father..." he paused unexpectedly, and then in a querulous voice suddenly shrieked: "but if I hear that you have not behaved like a son of Nicholas Bolkonski, I shall be ashamed!"
Would you kill me to keep me silent?
Those two might kill each other without a referee.
"Ben," she said, "please don't let him kill me and my baby."
First, it is only useful for factors that are immediately bad for you, not factors that will kill you in ten years.
Dusty's not going to kill him?
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
"Do what I say, bitch, and I might not kill him!" the man named Talon snarled.
You're just going to kill me, she said in a tiny voice.
He spoke as if those bullets could not kill him, and his half-closed eyes gave still more persuasiveness to his words.
He remembered his mother's love for him, and his family's, and his friends', and the enemy's intention to kill him seemed impossible.
They can't have wanted to kill me.
Human sciences dissect everything to comprehend it, and kill everything to examine it.
She feared for her brother who was in it, was horrified by and amazed at the strange cruelty that impels men to kill one another, but she did not understand the significance of this war, which seemed to her like all previous wars.
She was surrounded, and they wanted to kill her and had wounded some of her people.
There is an army of people who would kill for what you possess.
God, when he goes it will kill Molly.
I figured when he found out I ruined his life, he'd kill me anyway.
"They are probably keeping us for some ceremony," the Wizard answered, reflectively; "but there is no doubt they intend to kill us as dead as possible in a short time."
Then someone else decides to send that child, at eighteen, to another land to kill people and to die?
They'd kill you there!
"I'll kill you!" he shouted, and seizing the marble top of a table with a strength he had never before felt, he made a step toward her brandishing the slab.
No, to kill a man is bad--wrong.
I want to meet that man whom I despise, so as to give him a chance to kill and laugh at me!
They plunder other people's houses, issue false paper money, and worst of all they kill my children and my father, and then talk of rules of war and magnanimity to foes!
That theorizes if you travel in time and kill your grandfather before your father is conceived, would you simply not be?
He might kill the boy!
"He tried to kill you!" my wife sobbed.
Anyone you know who wanted to kill him?
Kill him! kill him! cried the mob.
But not deep enough to kill you.
Dusty can definitely kill the devil.
"Kill the Germans!" shouted one.
"Yes, he is a bully," thought Pierre, "to kill a man means nothing to him.
Either I shall kill him, or he will hit me in the head, or elbow, or knee.
"One thing I thank God for is that I did not kill that man," said Pierre.
Take no prisoners, but kill and be killed!
The French soldiers went to kill and be killed at the battle of Borodino not because of Napoleon's orders but by their own volition.
To the men of both sides alike, worn out by want of food and rest, it began equally to appear doubtful whether they should continue to slaughter one another; all the faces expressed hesitation, and the question arose in every soul: For what, for whom, must I kill and be killed?...
In the corporal's changed face, in the sound of his voice, in the stirring and deafening noise of the drums, he recognized that mysterious, callous force which compelled people against their will to kill their fellow men--that force the effect of which he had witnessed during the executions.
Ten men, battalions, or divisions, fighting fifteen men, battalions, or divisions, conquer--that is, kill or take captive--all the others, while themselves losing four, so that on the one side four and on the other fifteen were lost.
But it's true that you remained in Moscow to kill Napoleon?
Chance puts the Duc d'Enghien in his hands and unexpectedly causes him to kill him--thereby convincing the mob more forcibly than in any other way that he had the right, since he had the might.
I loved you, but I have orders from Arakcheev and will kill the first of you who moves forward.
And for some reason he went to kill Africans, and killed them so well and was so cunning and wise that when he returned to France he ordered everybody to obey him, and they all obeyed him.
Having become an Emperor he again went out to kill people in Italy, Austria, and Prussia.
For reasons known or unknown to us the French began to drown and kill one another.
People ceased to kill one another, and this event was accompanied by its justification in the necessity for a centralization of power, resistance to Europe, and so on.
That's why the other ranchers want to kill off the wolf?
It was a beautiful morning and there was plenty of time to kill as Howie wasn't schedule to return to the house until late afternoon.
If that son of a bitch gets away with this it would kill me!
Perhaps even kill for it!
Aldo shot him in the leg, not wishing to kill him, which I assure you he could have easily done.
It would kill him to do so but it means his life, Julie.
People out there want to kill someone with Howie's ability.
No, I'm not going to kill her.
My wife bought it and she'll kill me.
This great little shop offers the chance to kill two birds with one stone.
Each and every one of them wants to kill us!
I figured whoever did kill Annie; it wasn't his first, or his last.
He'll make a good warrior, one I can train to kill a couple pain in the asses I can't get rid of otherwise.
He'd kill me; I swear to God, he would!
The train crouched silent on the tracks in a feline pose, as if hovering over a kill.
You didn't tell the detective what you suspected about the man who tried to kill you?
This time, Dusty was going to kill her for losing his car.
"Dusty's gonna kill me," Bianca replied.
Dusty couldn't kill him and didn't expect to.
I'll kill you here.
"And kill Bianca when he does," he said.
Are you gonna kill me?
How can Jonny kill Czerno?
Dusty was going to kill all these people if he didn't figure out how to fix them.
And then Dusty would kill him.
Talon's gonna kill me before long.
He can't kill you in that dimension, he assured her.
She didn't feel any better knowing Talon couldn't kill her here!
I can only heal them one by one, but Dusty, if I don't do it, then you'll kill everyone, and it's not fair when they're just innocent people.
Maybe … if you want to send in someone to help, then they can help me kill the bugs and rats?
He's going to kill me.
The conference hall was dimly lit, and he immediately smelled the blood of a recent kill.
I want you to find her and kill her.
If you kill her, you save us the trouble of Plan B.
Sean's from here, and we got nothin' to kill.
"First, I need his secrets, then we'll kill him," her father said.
He'd claimed someone would try to kill her, and the man they sought was here.
You're here to kill me.
I don't wanna kill anyone!
We're gonna have a little talk, then we'll see who gets to kill who.
She knows you've come to kill her.
Don't need magics to kill a woman.
Her father said the man came to kill her, yet she was still alive.
"Cold won't kill me," he said, unconcerned.
He said you want to kill me.
"He'll kill me when he has the chance," Jule said.
But this man, an enemy who had—up until now—wanted to kill her, left her feeling a little less alone.
That man wanted to kill you.
Your mission is to kill her.
Staying in the basement where the Other could find and kill him wasn't his top choice, but at least he was in the house.
You'll have to kill me to get to her.
I'm going to do my best to kill him before he kills you.
When my father gets here, he'll kill you both!
In the morning, her father really would kill him, and she'd be lucky to escape with another beating.
I think I'm doing pretty damn good, considering I would've been able to kill him if you hadn't shot and run me over, he replied in irritation.
Want me to kill him for you?
She started to drive home then thought of the man she and Jule both tried to kill.
Papa, there was a man in our house who tried to kill me.
It appears as if either you, Damian, or you, Jonny, sent someone to kill her.
I've killed both the men who came for her and will kill any others.
Jule tried to kill her.
"Jule wouldn't kill one of his own without good reason," Damian said, plainly unconvinced.
Those two will continue to send people to kill you, just like Jule and the swordsman.
I've killed hundreds to keep you safe and undiscovered, and I'll kill hundreds more.
You probably never thought your father could kill a man before today.
Also understand that I'll kill anyone who comes between us and my plans, he warned.
Worse, what was she that hundreds of people were willing to seek her out to kill her?
Even if she couldn't kill the next swordsman that came for her, she could buy herself some time.
"The worst you can do is kill me," she replied.
She whirled and drew her knife, ready to kill all of them.
They can't kill me.
In her defense, she thought I was trying to kill her.
"Well, if you tried to kill her, you probably didn't help things," Darian said wisely.
They're the ones who told me to kill the girl.
He's not allowed to kill people anymore.
"You want me to kill Jule," he repeated at long last.
He refused to do as we said and kill his target.
If you let Jule live, you must kill her.
Damian would never kill his brother, Jule, but if the woman was dangerous enough to warrant a Watcher's attention, he couldn't look the other way.
It's better than letting him kill the neighboring rancher's cows or my rescue animals.
"Good. I have a couple Others on my list of people to kill," Darian said.
You can't kill him.
He said he had to kill them or they'd kill me.
My father will kill us.
For a long moment, she thought he was there to kill her, with his severe look and the ready stance.
You came to kill her.
But yes, I came to kill her, until I saw the medallion.
Darian said a Watcher ordered you to kill your mate?
So do I. I choose to kill those that hurt others.
As long as you kill him.
You promised not to kill him if I cooperated, Father.
The only way for them to stop this is to kill you.
"I can't kill her," he said.
He didn't have the need to kill like a normal vamp, and he hadn't landed here by accident.
Being surrounded by vamps all day and night made her crazy with the need to kill a few.
You tried to kill yourself!
We'd have to kill you if you were anyway.
"We have to kill you first," he said, crossing his arms and leaning against the counter.
Jilian injected me with something to kill me, she paused, shuddering at the flash of residual pain from the memories.
If anyone else saw you refuse him, they'd kill you for disrespecting him.
"I'll tell them not to kill you on sight, if that's what you're asking," Damian continued.
"Pierre for the kill," Grande said, handing Han one from the wad of dollars in his hand.
"You kill them?" she whispered, horrified.
People who would kill you.
And if she told Damian who to kill, did that make her worse than them?
Caterers served up food she'd kill to eat.
She wants to find a way to kill you, too!
Or maybe he just wanted her out of the house so he could kill the traitors.
He wasn't like Dustin, who seemed more likely to kill a stranger than talk to one.
"Will you tell me why you betrayed him before I kill you?" he asked with calmness at odds with the storm in his breast.
Most of them kill themselves.
Some go crazy then kill themselves.
The rest we kill when they start going crazy.
Let me guess, if you didn't like me, Dustin would take me out back and kill me.
Even if I kill Damian, I'll have to deal with all his people.
In fact, if you refuse me now, I'll kill him before I hang up the phone.
He'll kill him if I don't go.
He'll kill him if you do.
"I'd rather kill two birds with one stone," he said.
If you kill Damian, I'll die.
Quickly, before I kill her!
The Guardians were here, ready to take the shot that would kill Darian.
He wasn't part of the plan to kill him, but he found out from Claire when they met shortly before Darian's death.
He understood that the Black God can never truly kill the White God for fear of unleashing the Original Beings, who would crush him.
The depth of Claire's betrayal made him wish he could kill her again a thousand times over!
It was probably just Darkyn's magic, which he used to kill the demons.
I'll show you how to kill the simplest way possible.
"I prefer to kill painfully," he said.
She couldn't kill anyone.
You turn down a chance to kill the Dark One?
He stood at ease before her, unconcerned with teaching her to kill then exposing himself to death at her hands.
He offered her a choice: to cure the inoperable brain tumor killing her or to outright kill her before she declined, whichever outcome she preferred.
Gabriel cannot kill his own mate.
If Gabriel had killed her while trying to save her, he'd kill the soul in her head, too, the one that damned Deidre to Hell.
Love, you couldn't kill me.
You can't kill her.
Maybe he wanted to ensure I didn't kill you before we were bound.
Why would you kill me?
I also foresee Gabriel refusing to kill her.
No one will challenge Death to kill her.
"Do you really kill five people a day to feed?" she asked, a streak of raw fear going through her.
He taught me how to kill someone, by the way, she added.
Even if you did use your skills to try to kill me.
He remained relaxed despite giving her a loaded weapon then telling her to take the kill shot.
She was able to kill and call a portal from the human world.
But you can't kill her!
"You are the only one I'd ever try to kill," she whispered.
"I'm the only one you never could kill, even if you used all my power against me," he replied.
What I plan on doing to you would kill a demon ten times over.
Deidre wasn't vindictive, but she still didn't fathom the amount of evil in one's heart it took to kill them.
Love, what I do to you would kill a demon many times over.
"Kill her," Harmony said, motioning to one of the other dealers.
If either of you summons your mates, I'll kill the other.
Larkin asked, trying to look down at Martha and at the same time keeping a wary eye on Dean, who was ready to kill her.
"Fun in the mountains, for a whole week," Paulette added, rising with a yawn, "if we don't kill each other."
The words just lay there like road kill on a summer highway.
Whether it was wedding plans, baby names, or ways to kill her son, Dean didn't know.
"The Dawkins were ready to kill each other out there," Cynthia said.
Whoever did that—changed our markings out of the mine—do you think they were trying to kill us?
They weren't trying to kill us outright.
Interesting, but sorry, I didn't kill anyone.
I was sure you'd whack the son of a bitch and maybe kill him and I didn't want to be a jailhouse widow and run Bird Song alone.
Those things will kill you.
I'm surprised you didn't kill the son of a bitch!
Just don't kill us both first.
He may be planning to kill himself.
Why did you kill your uncle in the first place?
And he loved Billy, perhaps enough to kill the man he thought caused Billy's death.
In the meantime, Wynn was trapped in a room that felt way too small with the deity he meant to kill instead of the human he almost succeeded in killing.
"Sasha did many things to her, the finality of which was kill her," Darkyn said.
If I decide not to keep her, I'll kill her, Darkyn finished.
Will you kill her quickly at least?
For you, Wynn, if I decide to kill her, it'll be slow.
"Gabriel will kill you if you touch me," she said quietly.
We won't kill you, the demon in front of her said.
In his place, she'd kill him.
Right now, I need to kill some demons.
"Give me one reason why I shouldn't kill you now," Gabriel said calmly.
"Give me one reason why I shouldn't kill you now," he repeated.
The next, he wanted to kill her.
Darkyn isn't just going to kill her?
If he doesn't kill her, she might be what prevents him from building his Army of Souls.
He won't lose his mate, even if he chooses to kill her rather than give her up.
I'm going to kill demons and collect souls, until I set things right.
You also know Gabriel won't kill me even if I do lose.
This very building was the one Gabriel dived off of in an attempt to keep the terrified human from trying to kill herself.
"At least I can't kill you," he mused.
Only he'd tried to kill the human she wanted him to preserve.
What did I do to you that made you want to kill me?
He'd been in the middle of deciding which of his collection of knives he was going to use to kill the goddess once and for all when the noise started.
Did the bear kill him?
It looks like the bear staked this out as his kill, so...
Is that who he was supposed to kill?
He wasn't supposed to kill anyone.
But they'll think I sent him to kill Alex.
All I know is that he did nearly kill Alex.
Don't ever run to a fresh kill that way.
We did kill their mother.
"I'm going to guess you kill people for a living," she said, eyes on what was definitely a line of small throwing knives and was that a sword lining the thigh on the far side?
He's not gonna kill you, Rhyn said.
A status check on their relationship, the one he hadn't told her he couldn't have, because he was trapped into mating with a formerly sadistic psychopath-turned-human he was trying hard not to kill.
It cannot purposely kill its mate.
I'm the only one who can track them, and only when I'm close enough to kill them.
He wanted more of the woman he'd sat with yet guessed he'd kill her if he was allowed.
Maybe he meant to kill her, too, but slept with her instead.
There were too many things she'd wanted to do before dying; now that someone might kill her, she realized how unready she really was.
And now, he's going to kill me.
As much as I'd like to kill you, I won't.
There's an eighty two percent chance he'll kill you, if you're not behind those walls, the man replied.
Terrified Gabriel was coming to kill her, she sought a place to hide, finally settling on a small, dark space under a counter.
He wants to kill me, because he's Death and that's what Death does.
His day job is to kill people.
Did you kill Logan?
I didn't kill him.
I thought you were going to kill me.
You flipped out when you realized you were shackled to me and tried not to kill me the next time we met.
She'd truly thought he was going to kill Wynn.
She also thinks I came to kill you.
I intended for it to kill her over the course of a lifetime.
Did he kill the others to take over the Council?
So then, one day you told him to kill Katie and her baby, because you were mad at Rhyn and the demons were coming.
He'd recognized her the morning after their one night stand, flipped out and wanted to kill her since then.
It would kill me to take this thing out of my head, and Gabriel and all his … uh minions … aren't allowed to kill me.
I can kill you, too, if this is what you decide.
He was the kind of man who struck once - and it'd kill his target.
You'll find it hard to kill yourself when I'm the one who determines who lives and dies.
So can I kill myself?
I cannot be certain what the result might be if you tried to kill yourself or if you died of unnatural causes.
Or out to kill her.
Did he kill someone here recently and decide it was a nice place to keep?
You are authorized to kill any threats to the woman you're protecting.
One day, he'd be able to make love to his mate at will and kill the Ancient that almost killed her.
The magic I used to kill her, I also used to seal the tumor.
I'll still kill her to get what I want, if I must, Wynn said with a cold smile.
Kill her, remove the soul and revive her?
Only to kill me.
Deidre, I'm the one who will kill you.
You mean sociopathic, indiscriminate killers who can't sleep a night in their own beds without someone trying to kill them.
Why not kill her and take it?
If I hadn't tried to kill you in the first place, you wouldn't be a blood slave to the Dark One.
"You won't kill me," he remarked, hope and frustration filtering through him.
Who'd you kill for this?
I see him every few dozen years, usually when he's coming to kill my mama.
"Toby says you're going to kill me," she said, heart hammering.
I usually only see him when he comes to kill my mama.
Kris knew his brother too well to know he'd not betray the trust of anyone, even a man who wanted to kill him.
If Kris didn't kill you on the way here, he might on the way back.
She wanted to see what the beast looked like, what kind of monster he'd be, yet knew if she saw him in full light, he was on his way to kill her.
"As long as I keep her out of your reach, so you don't kill this one, too," Sasha added.
If she's yours, I'll kill her faster.
One of you was always trying to kill me.
Sasha's men would kill you twice before you reached the front door.
Or better yet --if the monster she rescued would kill her once freed.
She strained, unable to move but no longer caring if he did kill her.
You here to kill me?
You're immortal --can't kill you.
He seemed at once disgusted by the fact she was a difficult mortal blood monkey and yet primitively protective, holding her as she quaked after her run-in with a man who wanted to kill her.
It means I can't kill you, as much as I'd like to!
But you, Rhyn, have somehow managed to kill every mortal you run across!
It was said two of them turned on the others, aligned with evil, and only Andre had the power to kill any of the others.
The legends don't say what happened, but after Rhyn killed the woman, he tried to kill Kris.
"You don't look like someone who could kill millions," she murmured.
No, you didn't try to kill humanity off.
One stupid little human is so much easier to kill than a few billion, and you chose duty instead.
I want to be happy and not worry about creatures trying to kill me or how often I'll be wandering into one of your massacres!
You're not going to kill me.
Rhyn will kill everyone in his path.
"You're threatening to kill me now?" he asked, bemused.
I'll kill whoever it is.
Before you run off and kill your brother, you should probably see her safe.
The other would kill her.
"Brother, I.ll kill you both if either of you tries to take her," Rhyn replied.
"They.ll kill you," she whispered.
You draw them out on your runs, and I kill them.
"You kill my mother," Rhyn snarled.
Andre was too kind to kill you.
"But you can tell me you.re coming back to kill me," she said, anger rising.
The regret in his dark eyes made her want to beg him not to kill her and comfort him for the pain he'd surely feel hurting his own friend.
His sense of loss was so deep, he thought it.d kill him some nights.
I want to kill him!
I will kill you now, before you hurt anyone!
Then I.ve got a long list of creatures to kill, starting with you.
But, if he could get some use out of him before it came time to kill him, he might have a better chance of protecting Katie.
Then there were the rules their father had created about none of the brothers being permitted to kill the others, with the exception of Andre, whose sole purpose in life was to keep the Council on track and protect them.
Kris could kill or have him killed in retribution for any life he took while inside the walls.
The fool doesn.t have the backbone to kill me as he probably should.
She looked like Lilith, the woman Rhyn killed when he discovered she.d plotted with the Dark One to kill the Council.
"Jade, kill him and bring me the vial," Darkyn ordered.
"Kill him," Tamer said without hesitation.
Two, what are we going to do when Kris chooses the Code and his oath over our unanimous vote to kill Sasha?
Even though Sasha is going to kill us all.
Next, how soon can you all have your men to the castle to kill some demons?
He panted, agitated by the snowfall and not having anything else to kill.
He wanted to track any remaining demons in the forest and kill them, too.
"And kill him," Erik added, earning a sharp look.
Go rescue him again, so he can kill more of the Immortals, like those you sacrificed to protect him the first time!
We heard them say they have orders to kill everyone.
It was the same one he.d use to kill Jade and Sasha.
It.d be an honor to kill you.
Who do I kill first?
Crushed, she realized she had six hours to keep Jade busy in the hopes he didn.t kill her.
The one where I kill innocents to get what I want.
Rhyn rested back on the boulder and closed his eyes to the rhythmic sounds of waves and Gabriel trying to kill the practice dummy.
"We don.t know where she is, brother, and we never will if you kill him!" he hissed.
I want to kill Sasha first.
"You can save her or I can kill her," Darkyn offered.
He sold his Immortal soul to Death so she wouldn.t kill Rhyn.
They.d spent the hour in the conference room without fighting or threatening to kill each other.
"Brother, I.ll kill you both if either of you tries to take her," he said.
I kill you both.
"Kill me," Rhyn said.
"And then you come to kill me again?" she asked with a frown.
"Ne'Rin wouldn't …" kill innocents as his father did.
He'd not considered sending her home-- no, he'd decided to kill her!
Unwilling to see her death, she closed her eyes, never imagining she'd ever be hurtling towards some distant planet in an escape pod booby-trapped to kill her!
I almost died a million times over, and if I didn't know how to enable the shields on the escape pod, I would have burned up in the atmosphere, and if that didn't kill me, then hitting the planet-- He held up a hand, planting it across her mouth when she refused to stop.
He'd kill me in a minute!
He'll kill me before he'd let me take Donnie away.
And he'll kill both of us if we go back to him.
Her old man beats her like a tin drum and he's gonna kill her if he finds where she is.
Shipton would kill her if he knew I had any contact.
Though it would kill Dean to admit it, he was proud as punch at his stepfather's guts and ability.
If I had a gun I'd kill the son of a bitch!
Yes, I think I could kill someone, given the right circumstances.
Alarm clocks ringing in the middle of the night, ghosts walking around, everyone hopping into someone else's bed, half the people wanting to kill the other half!
She'd like to kill the...she used a term very uncommon to her usual vocabulary.
She has done this deed for so many others, but I can't bear to heap more sin on my blackened soul and kill unborn this result of my Joshua's love.
You wanted to kill him, I suppose.
Did someone really kill Jerome Shipton?
If I was going to kill the bastard, I'd do it face to face!
Dean realized from his past experience that being forthcoming and subjecting himself to interrogation without an attorney was naive but the entire idea of his trying to kill Shipton was so ludicrous in his mind, he tended to minimize the seriousness of the situation.