"The black pirates of Barsoom, O Prince," said Thuvia.
The therns fired upon them through shields affixed to their rifles, but on, steadily on, came the grim, black craft.
If I refuse the black
scoundrel's request, there is no doubt but what he will make short work of me with the result that the machine will lie here until it rots.
With the automatic swiftness of a wild animal the black
gathered himself to spring.
Now the giant pachyderm was but a few yards from the hidden death lurking in his path, and the blacks
, certain of success, were screaming and dancing in his wake, waving their war spears and celebrating in advance the acquisition of the splendid ivory carried by their prey and the surfeit of elephant meat which would be theirs this night.
Sheeta's cruel fangs and tearing talons ripped and tore at the black
, in defence, aimed a kick at Jerry, who, leaping in instead of away--another inheritance from Terrence--avoided the bare foot and printed a further red series of parallel lines on the dark leg.
veil, though it covers only our pastor's face, throws its influence over his whole person, and makes him ghostlike from head to foot.
U-Dor moved his Princess' Odwar three squares diagonally to the right, which placed the piece upon the Black
Chief's Odwar's seventh.
The Claytons heeded Black
Michael's instructions so well that they saw but little of the crew and knew nothing of the plans the men were making.
The creatures flopped first one way and then the other, showing black
or white by turns; and now another joined them, appearing on another rock.
This smoke (or flame, perhaps, would be the better word for it) was so bright that the deep blue sky overhead and the hazy stretches of brown common towards Chertsey, set with black
pine trees, seemed to darken abruptly as these puffs arose, and to remain the darker after their dispersal.
As the sun rose the lion withdrew into the jungle and the black
descended from his tree and started upon his long journey back to camp.
He did not know how long he had slept when a sudden sound awoke him, and opening his eyes he saw a black
girl standing beside him.
"Ah, me poor Mary," sobbed the woman in black
. With low, coddling cries, she sank on her knees by the mourner's chair, and put her arms about her.