Beyond the grey bastions of Fort Adams a long-drawn sunset was splintering
up into a thousand fires, and the radiance caught the sail of a catboat as it beat out through the channel between the Lime Rock and the shore.
It is now necessary that we should try to throw some light upon this third bullet, which has clearly, from the splintering
of the wood, been fired from inside the room.
Something fell with a mighty smashing and splintering
of boughs unheeded behind him.
With the report an iron cannonball about five inches in diameter struck Hooja's dugout just above the water-line, tore a great splintering
hole in its side, turned it over, and dumped its occupants into the sea.
For awhile he gnawed at the bulging, round ends of the large bone, splintering
off small pieces between his strong jaws, and sucking at the delicious marrow within; but all the time he cast repeated glances into the village.