They desired some dried goat- skins for beds and covering, which were given them; and upon giving their words that they would not disturb the rest, or injure any of their plantations, they gave them hatchets, and what other tools they could spare; some peas, barley, and rice, for sowing; and, in a word, anything they wanted, except arms and ammunition.
However, after some debate, they resolved to accept of them: and, in return, they gave the savages that brought them one of their hatchets, an old key, a knife, and six or seven of their bullets; which, though they did not understand their use, they seemed particularly pleased with; and then tying the poor creatures' hands behind them, they dragged the prisoners into the boat for our men.
Running to one side of the man I had just put out of the fighting, I seized his hatchet and knife, and in another moment was in the thick of the argument.
The shield, long and oval, is utilized more as back-armor than as a defense against frontal attack, for the close-set armlets of gold upon the left forearm are principally depended upon to ward off knife, spear, hatchet, or arrow from in front; but against the greater carnivora and the attacks of several human antagonists, the shield is utilized to its best advantage and carried by loops upon the left arm.
As I watched them, I saw that they possessed a language, that they had knowledge of fire and that they carried besides the wooden club of Ahm, a thing which resembled a crude stone hatchet.
A huge creature stood upon a ledge and brandished his stone hatchet.
I carried my pistol in my hand, my whip thrust with the hatchets
in the sling of my arm.
I followed her advice and dashed up the staircase, leaving my hatchet
My shaft was drawn back its full length--my eye had centered its sharp point upon the left breast of my adversary; and then he launched his hatchet
and I released my arrow.
With that he jumped up in a rage, seized his hatchet
, and threw it at the sparrow; but it missed her, and only broke the window.
He set aside the hatchet
and picked up the plane to make the wood smooth and even, but as he drew it to and fro, he heard the same tiny voice.
Sure," the man replied, driving the hatchet
into the crate for a pry.
I was about to hurl my hatchet
at his head, and I had a right to do so, hadn't I, monsieur?
He bethought him of a hatchet
, which might be spared from his slender stores.
When he mounted his horse at the door, I saw that he had a hatchet
slung to his belt, and he gave grandmother a meaning look which told me he was planning a surprise for me.