He was standing in front of him, his paddle in one hand, asking Baynes where he was hit when there was another shot from shore and the Negro pitched head long overboard, his paddle still clutched
in his dead fingers--shot through the forehead.
Into this fell the body of the warrior, and as a drowning man clutches at a straw so the fellow clutched
at the tangled cordage that caught him and arrested his fall.
Already a hairy hand had clutched
the helpless Taug when, with an angry growl of protest, Tarzan leaped to the branch at the attacking ape's side, and with a single mighty cuff, swept him from his perch.
at me more boldly, whispering odd sounds to each other.
In his hand he clutched
the sputtering candle, and as he took the leap the rush of air extinguished it.