Twas the last charge in my horn and the last bullet
in my pouch, and 'twas the act of a boy
did its work; it hit the animal, and, sliding off the rounded surface, was lost in two miles depth of sea.
Well, when you have pushed the felt down, put the bullet
in; do you hear now?
alone are enough to put his head in a noose.
and he drew attention to the bullets
whistling, singing, and hissing continually around them.
If I could get a bullet
through there it might reach his heart.
They were too well occupied in self-defense to attempt to halt him, nor could they have done so other than by the wasting of a precious bullet
which might be needed the next instant to turn the charge of a savage foe.
I knew she was exhorting me to fire upon the beast; but this I did not wish to do other than as a last resort, for I was quite sure that even my heavy bullets
would not more than further enrage him--in which case he might easily force an entrance to our cave.
Tudor was notching his steel-jacketed bullets
, or cutting them blunt, so that they would spread on striking--in short, he was making them into the vicious dum-dum prohibited in modern warfare.
It seemed to give him great relief to send a bullet
home into the body of some surging, gorgeous-hued fish, arrest its glorious flashing motion for ever, and turn it on its side slowly to sink down into the death and depth of the sea.
They forestalled us by ambushing Neil and Nicholas and taking them prisoners, while, as of old, bullets
whistled about our ears when Charley and I attempted to take possession of the nets.
Then I ran in a stooping posture, dodging among the clumps of sage-brush in a storm of bullets
from invisible enemies.
I cried to Delcarte not to fire until we reached his side, for I was fearful lest our small caliber, steel-jacketed bullets
should, far from killing the beast, tend merely to enrage it still further.
The pulse of war that beat from the West suggested the companionship of battling thousands; here was naught but silence, and himself, and possible death-dealing bullets
from a myriad ambushes.
The man, though he was evidently wounded by our bullets
, was now twenty yards ahead of us.