Dak Kova, with his jeds and chieftains, sat at the center of one side of the arena upon a large raised platform.
At a signal from Dak Kova the doors of two cages were thrown open and a dozen green Martian females were driven to the center of the arena.
There are some, even, who have slaves that talk for them, and I saw one who sat during the rites with closed eyes while a slave narrated to her the events that were transpiring within the arena.
A huge black entered the arena with the young women.
Another male then sprang into the arena, and, repeating the horrid cries of his king, followed stealthily in his wake.
Then the great bulls in the center of the arena felt the mighty fangs of their demented fellow, and with one accord they melted into the black shadows of the overhanging forest.
But here in Manator, when they play in the great arena with living men, that rule is altered," explained Lan-O.
Often when two warriors, even of the highest class, hold a grievance against one another O-Tar compels them to settle it upon the arena.
He was even taking advantage of the moment to glance across the arena and size up what the bears were doing.
Over to one side in the busy arena, Collins contemplated Michael.
Grasping the lad around the waist he lifted him bodily from the ground, and turning ran swiftly toward another tree which swung low branches above the arena
With white armor, blazoned shield, and plume of ostrich-feathers from his helmet, he carried himself in so jaunty and joyous a fashion, with tossing pennon and curveting charger, that a shout of applause ran the full circle of the arena
It was as singular as it was gratifying that I was also so fortunate as to find among the rubbish of the arena
, a stained and mutilated copy of the Roman Daily Battle-Ax, containing a critique upon this very performance.
Another door led to a flight of steps that rose from the arena
level upward through the seats to an exit at the back of the hall.
From what I had once seen of their methods in the pits of Phutra I knew them to be the opposite of merciful, whereas in the arena
I should be quickly despatched by some savage beast.