The second lieutenant loaded the blunder busses, which could throw harpoons to the distance of a mile, and long duck-guns, with explosive bullets
, which inflicted mortal wounds even to the most terrible animals.
Sometimes they are pounced upon when in the act of setting their traps; at other times, they are roused from their sleep by the horrid war-whoop; or, perhaps, have a bullet
or an arrow whistling about their ears, in the midst of one of their beaver banquets.
The waistcoat, the knife, the pocket-book, and bullet
, had been placed by himself where found, with the view of avenging himself upon Mr.
All the same, however romantic you are, you can't imagine a big bullet
into a man's jaw or brain without using a gun or pistol.
There before him stood the terrified girl vainly trying to fire another bullet
into the animal's body; but she did not understand the mechanism of the firearm, and the hammer fell futilely upon an empty cartridge.
Well, when you have pushed the felt down, put the bullet
in; do you hear now?
And yet there was the dead man and there the revolver bullet
, which had mushroomed out, as soft-nosed bullets
will, and so inflicted a wound which must have caused instantaneous death.
and he drew attention to the bullets
whistling, singing, and hissing continually around them.
If I could get a bullet
through there it might reach his heart.
They were too well occupied in self-defense to attempt to halt him, nor could they have done so other than by the wasting of a precious bullet
which might be needed the next instant to turn the charge of a savage foe.
To fire at that sloping forehead I knew would be worse than useless, and so I quickly shifted my aim and pulled the trigger, hoping against hope that the soft-nosed bullet
and the heavy charge of powder would have sufficient stopping effect to give me time to place a second shot.
The first one dodged Trent's bullet
and was upon him, when the boy shot him through the cheek and he went rolling over into the fire, with a death-cry which rang through the camp high above the din of fighting, another behind him Trent shot himself, but the third was upon him before he could draw his revolver and the two rolled over struggling fiercely, at too close quarters for weapons, yet with the thirst for blood fiercely kindled in both of them.
Sheldon promptly swerved to the left to seek similar shelter, when the faint crack of a rifle came to his ears, and almost immediately the bullet
, striking the hard sand a hundred feet beyond him, ricochetted and whined onward on a second flight, convincing him that, preposterous and unreal as it was, it was nevertheless sober fact.
It seemed to give him great relief to send a bullet
home into the body of some surging, gorgeous-hued fish, arrest its glorious flashing motion for ever, and turn it on its side slowly to sink down into the death and depth of the sea.
But at the first heave we heard a bullet
zip- zipping past us on the water, followed by the faint report of a rifle.