Each cocked his pistol, and, with fingers on the trigger, walked up to Henry, saying, at the same time, if he did not cross his hands, they would blow
his damned heart out.
when any successful thrust or blow
took place under their observation.
The purveyor, finding him in his room, naturally thought he was a thief, and struck him such a blow
that the man fell down and lay motionless on the floor.
he gasped forth, giving back a blow
almost while he was yet staggering.
But presently he could see that many of the men in gray did not intend to abide the blow
The occasional blows
of sticks and stones he had previously experienced were as caresses compared with this.
rained upon him, and it looked to her as though he were being beaten to death.
out the trumpets, and may God's benison be with the honest men
He pivoted on his feet, and, instead of striking, ducked the other's swinging blow
and went into a clinch.
A few minutes went by and then a wild wind started to blow
Molly then taking a thigh-bone in her hand, fell in among the flying ranks, and dealing her blows
with great liberality on either side, overthrew the carcass of many a mighty heroe and heroine.
Some excitement occurred a score of feet away from them, and to the sound of exclamations and blows
a surge ran through the crowd.
It's an ill wind dat blow
nowhar,--dat ar a fact," said Sam, sententiously, giving an additional hoist to his pantaloons, and adroitly substituting a long nail in place of a missing suspender-button, with which effort of mechanical genius he seemed highly delighted.
Tom rained cuffs upon the head and its shield, saying no word: the victim received each blow
with a beseeching, "Please, Marse Tom
But, as the night advanced, the clouds closing in and densely over-spreading the whole sky, then very dark, it came on to blow
, harder and harder.