In another moment the twang of the cord was heard, a white streak was seen glancing into the bushes, and the wounded buck
plunged from the cover, to the very feet of his hidden enemy.
, they might have scalped us all, you've been so slow in coming.
Does he think that our buck
are like his fat Waingunga bullocks?
Supper being over, the redoubtable Shee-wee-she-ouaiter, for such was the simple name by which he announced himself, declared his intention of keeping company with the party for a day or two, if they had no objection; and by way of backing his self-invitation, presented the carcass of the buck
as an earnest of his hunting abilities.
At the same instant that she heard this unexpected report, the buck
sprang from the snow to a great height in the air, and directly a second discharge, similar in sound to the first, followed, when the animal came to the earth, failing head long and rolling over on the crust with its own velocity.
To move down so cunningly that never a leaf stirred; to wade knee-deep in the roaring shallows that drown all noise from behind; to drink, looking backward over one shoulder, every muscle ready for the first desperate bound of keen terror; to roll on the sandy margin, and return, wet-muzzled and well plumped out, to the admiring herd, was a thing that all tall-antlered young bucks
took a delight in, precisely because they knew that at any moment Bagheera or Shere Khan might leap upon them and bear them down.
a great buck
lying on its back and kicking furiously in its death agony.
The second prize was to be fivescore of the fattest bucks
that run on Dallen Lea, to be shot when the yeoman that won them chose.
He saw a buck
pass--an old buck
--and then a young and plump one came opposite the giant in ambush, and Schneider's eyes went wide and a scream of terror almost broke from his lips as he saw the agile beast at his side spring straight for the throat of the young buck
and heard from those human lips the hunting roar of a wild beast.
Behind the graceful buck
came another which the deer could neither see nor scent, but whose movements were apparent to Tarzan of the Apes because of the elevated position of the ape-man's ambush.
An' not unlikely, my brave laddy buck
," Haggin growled.
But Barney, taken by surprise, arched his back in the first buck
he had ever made.
Because, my child," replied the Buck
, "my temper is so uncertain that if I permit one of those noisy creatures to come into my presence I am likely to forget myself and do him an injury.
What say you, woodman: wilt leave the bucks
to loose a shaft at a nobler mark?
Also, we used Wickson's cream and butter,* and Ernest was not above shooting Wickson's quail and rabbits, and, on occasion, his young bucks