The savage ape bearing the mighty bludgeon
was slinking toward Carthoris.
In the mad scramble he was aware that the color sergeant flinched suddenly, as if struck by a bludgeon
. He faltered, and then became motion- less, save for his quivering knees.
He turned and twisted, schemed and devised, bludgeoned
and bullied the weaker ones, kept the faint-hearted in the fight, and had no mercy on the deserter.
The warlock of Essendean, they say, had made a mirror in which men could read the future; it must have been of other stuff than burning coal; for in all the shapes and pictures that I sat and gazed at, there was never a ship, never a seaman with a hairy cap, never a big bludgeon
for my silly head, or the least sign of all those tribulations that were ripe to fall on me.
'Which,' said Dennis, with an oath, as he rested his bludgeon
in a corner with his hat upon it, and took his seat at the same table with them, 'it does me good to think of.
Now I have come round to you, and on my way I was attacked by a rough with a bludgeon
. I knocked him down, and the police have him in custody; but I can tell you with the most absolute confidence that no possible connection will ever be traced between the gentleman upon whose front teeth I have barked my knuckles and the retiring mathematical coach, who is, I dare say, working out problems upon a black-board ten miles away.
The business end of the funeral of the late Sir Dalliance the duke's son of Cornwall, killed in an encounter with the Giant of the Knotted Bludgeon
last Tuesday on the borders of the Plain of Enchantment was in the hands of the ever affable and efficient Mumble, prince of un3ertakers, then whom there exists none by whom it were a more satisfying pleasure to have the last sad offices performed.