The opening scene last night--the broadsword combat
Fifty of the adverse warriors were already in the river, hastening to destroy or to defend the conqueror, and the combat
was rather on the eve of its commencement than near its termination.
The manhood of Heyward felt no shame in dropping tears over this spectacle of affectionate rapture; and Uncas stood, fresh and blood- stained from the combat
, a calm, and, apparently, an unmoved looker-on, it is true, but with eyes that had already lost their fierceness, and were beaming with a sympathy that elevated him far above the intelligence, and advanced him probably centuries before, the practises of his nation.
Fourthly, it was announced, that, on the second day, there should be a general tournament, in which all the knights present, who were desirous to win praise, might take part; and being divided into two bands of equal numbers, might fight it out manfully, until the signal was given by Prince John to cease the combat
I will tell you," answered Sancho; "it was because I have been looking at you for some time by the light of the torch held by that unfortunate, and verily your worship has got of late the most ill-favoured countenance I ever saw: it must be either owing to the fatigue of this combat
, or else to the want of teeth and grinders.
I suggested that they might also bring some of the sleeping silks and furs which belonged to me as spoils of combat
, for the nights were cold and I had none of my own.
The Englishman then turned round and described the combat
without omitting a single detail.
Bid the other Trojans and Achaeans all of them take their seats, and challenge the best man among the Achaeans to meet you in single combat
The cries of the gorilla proclaimed that it was in mortal combat
with some other denizen of the fierce wood.
To invite personal combat
, therefore, denotes confidence in his own swordsmanship, and great courage, two attributes that were calculated to fill the Black players with hope and valor when evinced by their Chief thus early in the game.
At times Maggie told Pete long confidential tales of her former home life, dwelling upon the escapades of the other members of the family and the difficulties she had to combat
in order to obtain a degree of comfort.
Here he exhibited some of his dominating traits by challenging a champion from the other army and killing him in classical fashion in single combat
between the lines.
He saw this unequal combat
from afar -- for the blacks were nearly twice the size of the red -- he drew near with rapid pace till be stood on his guard within half an inch of the combatants; then, watching his opportunity, he sprang upon the black warrior, and commenced his operations near the root of his right fore leg, leaving the foe to select among his own members; and so there were three united for life, as if a new kind of attraction had been invented which put all other locks and cements to shame.
are in agitation between the stag and his mistress, any hostile beasts should venture too near, on the first hint given by the frighted hind, fierce and tremendous rushes forth the stag to the entrance of the thicket; there stands he centinel over his love, stamps the ground with his foot, and with his horns brandished aloft in air, proudly provokes the apprehended foe to combat
With the fibres thus builded up the members were wont to engage the police and rival social and athletic organisations in joyous combat