The fire from the vessels was most ineffectual, owing, as I afterward learned, to the unexpected suddenness of the first volley
, which caught the ship's crews entirely unprepared and the sighting apparatus of the guns unprotected from the deadly aim of our warriors.
As the two forged ahead toward their goal they were startled by a volley
of shots ahead of them.
The whole of the second volley
flew wide of the Martian on the ground, and, simultaneously, both his companions brought their Heat- Rays to bear on the battery.
At last bang went another shot, and then a second volley
of yells from the hills.
The reports of the firearms became rapid, whole volleys
rising from the plain, as flocks of more than ordinary numbers darted over the opening, shadowing the field like a cloud; and then the light smoke of a single piece would issue from among the leafless bushes on the mountain, as death was hurled on the retreat of the affrighted birds, who were rising from a volley
, in a vain effort to escape.
Soon afterwards, while sailing quietly at night, we found ourselves suddenly near a small coasting vessel, also without lights, which all at once treated us to a volley
of rifle fire.
The water roared in his ears like the voice of Niagara, yet he heard the dull thunder of the volley
and, rising again toward the surface, met shining bits of metal, singularly flattened, oscillating slowly downward.
they vomited upon the temple guards; volley
crashed through the thin air toward the fleeting and illusive fliers.
The Talabas checked their horses, and soon a volley
of musketry pealed out on the air.
Then she caught sight of a cat trying to get at a dish of prawns on the kitchen table, and with a dexterous gesture and a lively volley
of abuse flung a book at its scampering tail.
They had rushed past the spot where D'Arnot had been seized when a spear hurled from the jungle transfixed one of the men, and then a volley
of arrows fell among them.
was heard, and some bullets whistled past, while others plashed against something.
At the first volley
of poison-tipped arrows the front ranks of the gorilla-men crumpled to the ground; but those behind charged over the prostrate forms of their comrades in a wild, mad rush to be upon us with their spears.
A moment later, without warning, a ragged volley
was poured into the ranks of the Waziri.
I gave the order to fire, and at the first volley
six of them went down, including the Neanderthal man.