And forthwith he crept behind a tree, and thence to another, stalking our friend Arthur as busily as Arthur was stalking the deer.
This went on for quite a space, until the tanner began to come upon the deer and to draw his bow in order to tickle the victim's ribs with a cloth-yard shaft.
In sooth, to be brief, ye look like a thief that has come to steal the King's deer.
So saying, he drew a large knife from a leathern sheath, which was stuck through his girdle, or sash, and cut the throat of the animal, “If there are two balls through the deer, I would ask if there weren’t two rifles fired— besides, who ever saw such a ragged hole from a smooth-bore as this through the neck?
The time has been when I have shot thirteen deer without counting the fa’ns standing in the door of my own hut; and for bear’s meat, if one wanted a ham or so, he had only to watch a-nights, and he could shoot one by moonlight, through the cracks of the logs, no fear of his oversleeping himself neither, for the howling of the wolves was sartin to keep his eyes open.
That I killed the deer,” answered the young man, with a little haughtiness, as he leaned on another long rifle similar to that of Natty.
Bara, the deer, Horta, the boar, and, best and wariest, Pacco, the zebra, were for the young, the strong, and the agile, but Numa was hungry-hungrier than he ever had been in the five short years of his life.
Zebra or deer or man, what mattered it so that it was warm flesh, red with the hot juices of life?
So for a long time they both of them went hunting about, Little John after the Tanner, and the Tanner after the deer.
In very sooth thou hast an evil cast of countenance, and I do think, truly, that thou art no better than a thief, and comest after our good King's deer.
The deer and the pig had tramped all day in search of something better than dried bark and withered leaves.
The beaten tracks of the deer and the pig, all heading toward the river, had striped that colourless plain with dusty gullies driven through the ten-foot grass, and, early as it was, each long avenue was full of first-comers hastening to the water.
We gathered up what was left of the red deer
after skinning and cleaning it, and set out upon our return journey toward the U-boat.
Tis enough," returned the father, glancing his eye toward the setting sun; "they shall be driven like deer from their bushes.
I must leave the buck to your arrow, Uncas, or we may kill a deer for them thieves, the Iroquois, to eat.