Next instant, however, his blade
had slipped into the fatal notch, there was a sharp cracking sound with a tinkling upon the ground, and he found a splintered piece of steel fifteen inches long was all that remained to him of his weapon.
nay he swore very heartily), "that the blade
was taken from a French officer, of very high rank, at the battle of Dettingen.
Tars Tarkas was satisfied; here was something tangible that he could cut and slash with his great blade
, while I, for my part, may say that the diversion was a marked improvement over the uncanny voices from unseen lips.
More and more weakly the torn and bleeding arm struck home with the long sharp blade
, then the little figure stiffened with a spasmodic jerk, and Tarzan, the young Lord Greystoke, rolled unconscious upon the dead and decaying vegetation which carpeted his jungle home.
Swinging his scythe just as ever, and moving his feet in their big, plaited shoes with firm, little steps, he climbed slowly up the steep place, and though his breeches hanging out below his smock, and his whole frame trembled with effort, he did not miss one blade
of grass or one mushroom on his way, and kept making jokes with the peasants and Levin.
He escaped my blade
, and ran down this corridor," replied Kar Komak.
Bob spoke with a sharp and rather treble volubility, and got through his long speech with surprising despatch, giving the blade
of his knife an affectionate rub on his sleeve when he had finished.
struck at the junction of the neck and torso and with such force as to completely decapitate the Wieroo, the hideous head dropping to the floor and the body falling forward upon the Englishman.
Others polished the blade
until all the rust was removed and it glistened like burnished silver.
Now I love thee as my brother, my bully blade
," said the Tinker, "else I would not tell thee my news; for sly am I, man, and I have in hand a grave undertaking that doth call for all my wits, for I come to seek a bold outlaw that men, hereabouts, call Robin Hood.
As they reached the water's edge De Vac was walking with his right shoulder behind his companion's left, in his hand was gripped the keen blade
and as the woman halted on the dock the point that hovered just below her left shoulder-blade
plunged, soundless, into her heart at the same instant that De Vac's left hand swung up and grasped her throat in a grip of steel.
He bowed his head behind his master, and without stirring held hilt up over his right shoulder a long blade
in a silver scabbard.
Then before all men he kissed the broad blade
and cried aloud:--
Then the tables were turned, for he dashed in right manfully with his shining blade
and made the tinker give back again.
Gathering in Green River valley Visitings and feastings of leaders Rough wassailing among the trappers Wild blades
of the mountains Indian belles Potency of bright beads and red blankets Arrival of supplies Revelry and extravagance Mad wolves The lost Indian