One night (the first missile
then could scarcely have been 10,000,000 miles away) I went for a walk with my wife.
He was always keyed up, alert for attack, wary of being attacked, with an eye for sudden and unexpected missiles
, prepared to act precipitately and coolly, to leap in with a flash of teeth, or to leap away with a menacing snarl.
So he urged the great anthropoids on until Numa was showered with missiles
that kept his head dodging and his voice pealing forth its savage protest; but still he clung desperately to his kill.
Fairbanks, both class-leaders, with many others, came upon us with sticks and other missiles
, drove us off, and forbade us to meet again.
Arrows and missiles
of every kind were in the midst of the flocks; and so numerous were the birds, and so low did they take their flight, that even long poles in the hands of those on the sides of the mountain were used to strike them to the earth.
The weather had cleared up, and near the next hut two officers and a cadet were playing svayka, laughing as they threw their missiles
which buried themselves in the soft mud.
They pelted the little dog with hard-tack, crackers, and even articles of furniture which were hard baked and heavy enough for missiles
At the instant that our missiles
flew I leaped to one side, but the Sagoth sprang forward to follow up his attack with a spear thrust.
He quickly recovered his common sense, and besides, our missiles
were shrewd to hurt.
From this airship, as it curved its flight back and forth over the city, fell missiles
--strange, harmless missiles
, tubes of fragile glass that shattered into thousands of fragments on the streets and house- tops.
It was like the firing of many cannon, only there were no cannon-balls or other missiles
to be seen; it was like the rolling of mighty thunder, only not a cloud was in the sky; it was like the roar of countless breakers on a rugged seashore, only there was no sea or other water anywhere about.
The price of the irresistible gun would have been much greater, your Majesty, but for the fact that its missiles
can be so effectively averted by my peculiar method of treating the armour plates with a new- "
All these hardened and impenitent man-killers, to whom death in its awfulest forms is a fact familiar to their every-day observation; who sleep on hills trembling with the thunder of great guns, dine in the midst of streaming missiles
, and play at cards among the dead faces of their dearest friends, - all are watching with suspended breath and beating hearts the outcome of an act involving the life of one man.
The boundless sea rang terribly around, and the earth crashed loudly: wide Heaven was shaken and groaned, and high Olympus reeled from its foundation under the charge of the undying gods, and a heavy quaking reached dim Tartarus and the deep sound of their feet in the fearful onset and of their hard missiles
Encouraging each other to persevere, they poised the fragments of rocks, prepared the lighter missiles
for immediate service, and thrust forward the barrels of the muskets with a business-like air, and a coolness, that would have done credit to men practised in warfare.