The old amuck
rage was on him, and he wanted blood, anybody's blood.
Sometimes, in the haste of speeding-up, they would dump one of the animals out on the floor before it was fully stunned, and it would get upon its feet and run amuck
. Then there would be a yell of warning--the men would drop everything and dash for the nearest pillar, slipping here and there on the floor, and tumbling over each other.
Tublat was his most consistent enemy, but it was through Tublat that, when he was about thirteen, the persecution of his enemies suddenly ceased and he was left severely alone, except on the occasions when one of them ran amuck
in the throes of one of those strange, wild fits of insane rage which attacks the males of many of the fiercer animals of the jungle.
The priest went mad, and with his heavy bludgeon ran amuck
among his fellows.
All we can do is to guard the coast and keep them from breaking back on the plantation and running amuck
. Ah, I thought so."
It is the slave who claims to be from another world--he who escaped when the thag ran amuck
within the amphitheater.
He had seen bulls about to run amuck
burst thus suddenly from the jungle upon the members of the tribe, and so Go-lat took no chances.
In all such cases your movers, and your seconders, and your supporters --your regular Professors of all degrees, run amuck
like so many mad Malays; habitually attributing the lowest and basest motives with the utmost recklessness (let me call your attention to a recent instance in yourself for which you should blush), and quoting figures which you know to be as wilfully onesided as a statement of any complicated account that should be all Creditor side and no Debtor, or all Debtor side and no Creditor.
No, there was no excuse for it, and they turned back to their feeding, but with an eye upon the ape-man lest he be preparing to suddenly run amuck