Relaxing his bowstring, he returned the arrow to the quiver and, throwing the bow about his shoulder, stepped closer to the pinioned
But, in order to execute it with more art, and to be secure of success, I told him we must divide the prisoners, and that he should go and take Atkins, and two more of the worst of them, and send them pinioned
to the cave where the others lay.
The thing, which more nearly resembled our earthly men than it did the Martians I had seen, held me pinioned
to the ground with one huge foot, while it jabbered and gesticulated at some answering creature behind me.
Say he were pinioned
even; knotted all over with ropes and hawsers; chained down to ring-bolts on this cabin floor; he would be more hideous than a caged tiger, then.
We were boarded about the same time by both the pirates, who entered furiously at the head of their men; but finding us all prostrate upon our faces (for so I gave order), they pinioned
us with strong ropes, and setting guard upon us, went to search the sloop.