I am no scholar, and I care not who knows it; but, judging from what I have seen, at deer chases and squirrel hunts, of the sparks below, I should think a rifle
in the hands of their grandfathers was not so dangerous as a hickory bow and a good flint-head might be, if drawn with Indian judgment, and sent by an Indian eye.
Onward the two stumbled toward the point from which the single rifle
shot had come.
He had a mad feeling against his rifle
, which could only be used against one life at a time.
This done, he grasped his rifle
and pushed into the thickets, followed by Campbell.
You may call it by what larned name you please, Judge,” said the hunter, throwing his rifle
across his left arm, and knocking up a brass lid in the breech, from which he took a small piece of greased leather and, wrapping a bail in it, forced them down by main strength on the powder, where he continued to pound them while speaking.
of Ben Jones was leveled in an instant, and he was on the point of whizzing a bullet into the target so tauntingly displayed.
I was enthralled by the strange story which my companion was whispering into my ear, while all the time his keen eyes were shooting in every direction and his hand grasping his cocked rifle
We'll try some conical balls behind the shoulder-joint," said Kennedy, reloading his rifle
Grown careless from months of continued safety, during which time he had seen no dangerous animals during the daylight hours, he had left his rifles
and revolvers all within the little cabin, and now that he saw the great ape crashing through the underbrush directly toward him, and from a direction which practically cut him off from escape, he felt a vague little shiver play up and down his spine.
Even then Achmet Zek did not advance, fearful as he was of some such treachery as he himself might have been guilty of under like circumstances; nor were his suspicions groundless, for the Belgian, no sooner had he passed out of the range of the Arab's vision, halted behind the bole of a tree, where he still commanded an unobstructed view of his dead horse and the pouch, and raising his rifle
covered the spot where the other's body must appear when he came forward to seize the treasure.
As his interested gaze moved hither and thither from one point of interest to another he heard from a point upon the hillside below him, above the roar of cannon and the crack of rifle
fire, a single rifle
Not once had his eyes rested upon her since that moment at the river's brim his hand had closed upon the rope attached to the bow of her dugout and he had believed her safely in his power again, only to be thwarted an instant later as the girl snatched up a heavy express rifle
from the bottom of the craft and levelled it full at his breast.
The blow which he aimed would most surely have killed him, but that Trent, with the butt-end of a rifle
, broke its force a little.
Directly beneath him he caught sight of the muzzle of a rifle
, barely projecting between two black bodies, that was slowly elevating toward him.
In the various smaller holes he carried such things as empty rifle
cartridges, horseshoe nails, copper screws, pieces of string, braids of sennit, strips of green leaf, and, in the cool of the day, scarlet hibiscus flowers.