When within a few yards of the cover, he fitted an arrow
to his bow with the utmost care, while the antlers moved, as if their owner snuffed an enemy in the tainted air.
When this shower of arrows
was over, I fell a groaning with grief and pain; and then striving again to get loose, they discharged another volley larger than the first, and some of them attempted with spears to stick me in the sides; but by good luck I had on a buff jerkin, which they could not pierce.
Upon this he provided me with a bow and arrows
, and mounting me with him upon his own elephant took the way to a vast forest which lay far from the town.
I should dearly love to let arrow
fly alongside another man.
that led into the house] with the arrow
standing against the top of the bow.
But there was no room for doubt: there was the arrow
, right in the centre of the bull's-eye!
This bow was made from the horns of a wild ibex which he had killed as it was bounding from a rock; he had stalked it, and it had fallen as the arrow
struck it to the heart.
The sinewy black arm had drawn the shaft far back; Horta, the boar, was charging, and then the black released the little poisoned arrow
, and Tarzan saw it fly with the quickness of thought and lodge in the bristling neck of the boar.
As it was, the arrow
whistled within three inches of his head.
They see them--they see their bows drawn back--they see their slender arrows
speed with unerring precision toward their hearts.
Realizing that I could not hope to outdistance the Sagoths to the top of the canyon I had determined to risk all in an attempt to check them temporarily, and to this end had unslung my rudely made bow and plucked an arrow
from the skin quiver which hung behind my shoulder.
Past the veranda they raced, pouring a deadly fire into the kneeling Waziri who discharged their volley of arrows
from behind their long, oval shields--shields well adapted, perhaps, to stop a hostile arrow
, or deflect a spear; but futile, quite, before the leaden missiles of the riflemen.
Tarzan had been among the last to turn back toward the forest, and now, as he ran slowly, he turned from time to time to speed a well-aimed arrow
into the body of a pursuer.
Between his naked shoulders, low down and to the left, appeared the bone-barbed head of an arrow
But at that time a bow and arrow
had no meaning for me.