Or we will exchange hostages---" Savage's hand moved across the screen as if brushing the suggestion away.
In the old days, people exchanged hostages as a kind of mutual check.
It takes a subtle mind to plot exchanging hostages for ransom.
The two sides meet and exchanged hostages.
Knot remembered that historically the normal procedure, when warring factions made alliances, was to exchange hostages.
When the two sides became tired of war, they came to a peace agreement and exchanged hostages.
Not only that, but in classical Greece, rival city-states that wished to avoid war without changing their distinctive ways of life would exchange hostages.
"Do we know where to exchange hostages?"
Snorri continues that the two sides did so and exchanged hostages.
The victors entered the city of York, exchanged hostages and were provisioned.