If my pa ever finds out, I'll get a whipping for sure.
"If he finds his mate …" "We can find her," Jule said.
It's only a matter of time before he finds it now.
Unless Sirian finds the secret first.
Napoleon was experiencing a feeling of depression like that of an ever- lucky gambler who, after recklessly flinging money about and always winning, suddenly just when he has calculated all the chances of the game, finds that the more he considers his play the more surely he loses.