He could kill him at his leisure later, when the bow and deadly arrows were laid aside.
When Kulonga awoke he found that his bow and arrows had disappeared.
This done, he went on to the pavement to make trial of the bow; thrice did he tug at it, trying with all his might to draw the string, and thrice he had to leave off, though he had hoped to string the bow and shoot through the iron.
You others, therefore, who are stronger than I, make trial of the bow and get this contest settled."
So, of a sudden, without any warning, he sprang to his feet, and seized upon his bow and fitted it to a shaft.
Then he turned around and quickly drew his own bow, and sent an arrow back in return.
``You have not allowed for the wind, Hubert,'' said his antagonist, bending his bow, ``or that had been a better shot.''
``This must be the devil, and no man of flesh and blood,'' whispered the yeoman to each other; ``such archery was never seen since a bow was first bent in Britain.''
Where go you, my lad, with that tupenny bow and toy arrows?
"My bow is as good as yours," he retorted, "and my shafts will carry as straight and as far.
Thuvia turned the bow
upward in an effort to avert the imminent tragedy, but she succeeded only in lessening the shock of the flier's impact as she struck the ground beside the Kaolian ship.
"But they must be sorry folk to bow
down to the rich in such a fashion," said big John.
"I tell you what it is: you've got my sculls," he cries, turning to bow
; "pass yours over."
I must beg you to allow me to be so likewise." And D'Artagnan bowed
like a man upon whom it was evident no entreaties could prevail.
As soon as he has made sure that the rest of you are in the house, he is to fetch another man or two of our Bow
Street lot, who are waiting outside till they hear from us.