"Deities tend to do what they want," Mr. Checkmate replied.
"Checkmate," he said and gave her a blinding smile.
Mr. Checkmate was probably not smiling anymore.
He even sent ambassadors to Rome to protest against ecclesiastical corruption, as well as to checkmate the Venetian diplomatists who threatened Europe with Ottoman of fhe vengeance if the Portuguese commercial monopoly were not relaxed.
He was soon at war with Russia, and his aid was eagerly solicited by both England and Napoleon, anxious to checkmate one another in the East.