It was the archer's contest for the golden arrow, and twenty men stepped forth to shoot.
The first target was to be placed at thirty ells distance, and all those who hit its center were allowed to shoot at the second target, placed ten ells farther off.
This is a dexterous little cosmopolitan guttersnipe who can do scores of things, not only shoot
, but draw and paint, and probably play the fiddle.
Because,'' replied the woodsman, ``I know not if these yeomen and I are used to shoot at the same marks; and because, moreover, I know not how your Grace might relish the winning of a third prize by one who has unwittingly fallen under your displeasure.
Then, Locksley,'' said Prince John, ``thou shalt shoot in thy turn, when these yeomen have displayed their skill.
It’s far easier to call names than to shoot
a buck on the spring; but the creatur came by his end from a younger hand than either your’n or mine, as I said before.
I dare not shoot
at him,' said the huntsman, 'for I should kill the beautiful young lady also.
We took with us the three eight-bore rifles, a good supply of ammunition, and our large water-bottles, filled with weak cold tea, which I have always found the best stuff to shoot
Now," quoth he, "my bow and eke mine arrows are as good as shine; and moreover, I go to the shooting match at Nottingham Town, which same has been proclaimed by our good Sheriff of Nottinghamshire; there I will shoot
with other stout yeomen, for a prize has been offered of a fine butt of ale.
There was only one thing that chap could do, and that was shoot
it is very well when you do but shoot
at a shield, but when there is a man behind the shield, and he rides at you with wave of sword and glint of eyes from behind his vizor, you may find him a less easy mark.
He resolved to shoot
her, and there the vision terminated.
In which case, the hunter cannot steer and shoot
at the same time"
But," said I, "you swim well enough to reach to the shore, and the sea is calm; make the best of your way to shore, and I will do you no harm; but if you come near the boat I'll shoot
you through the head, for I am resolved to have my liberty;" so he turned himself about, and swam for the shore, and I make no doubt but he reached it with ease, for he was an excellent swimmer.
Rose was close behind him, and formed his men on the bank ready to shoot
him as he rose.