The trumpet sounded again, and the archers prepared to shoot.
The first three archers again struck true, amid the loud applause of the onlookers; for they were general favorites and expected to win.
The other archers in this round were disconcerted by the preceding shots, or unable to keep the pace.
And he nodded scornfully to the three other archers who were surrounded by their admirers, and were being made much of by retainers of the Sheriff, the Bishop, and the Earl.
thought Newland Archer, his glance flitting back to the young girl with the lilies-of-the- valley.
In matters intellectual and artistic Newland Archer felt himself distinctly the superior of these chosen specimens of old New York gentility; he had probably read more, thought more, and even seen a good deal more of the world, than any other man of the number.
Newland Archer, following Lefferts's glance, saw with surprise that his exclamation had been occasioned by the entry of a new figure into old Mrs.
But shall we let it be said that the Sheriff of Nottingham did cow bold Robin Hood and sevenscore as fair archers as are in all merry England?
In this booth were casks of ale, free to be broached by any of the archers who might wish to quench their thirst.
Then the archers stepped forth to their places, while all the folks shouted with a mighty voice, each man calling upon his favorite yeoman.
One arrow shooteth each man first, and from all the archers shall the ten that shooteth the fairest shafts be chosen for to shoot again.
The fat, red-faced gleeman, the listening group, the archer with upraised finger beating in time to the music, and the huge sprawling figure of Hordle John, all thrown into red light and black shadow by the flickering fire in the centre--memory was to come often lovingly back to it.
The archer settled himself to it like one who had known what it was to find good food scarce; but his tongue still went as merrily as his teeth.
Meaning that I lie," said the archer, laying down his knife.
It is sooth, every word of it," the archer answered.