Oblonsky aimed deliberately at another, still flying low in the reeds, and together with the report of the shot
, that snipe too fell, and it could be seen fluttering out where the sedge had been cut, its unhurt wing showing white beneath.
These two centers were the fairest shots
that had been made that day; and loud was the applause which greeted this second one.
And now but ten men were left of all those that had shot
before, and of these ten, six were famous throughout the land, and most of the folk gathered there knew them.
Of twenty-four arrows, shot
in succession, ten were fixed in the target, and the others ranged so near it, that, considering the distance of the mark, it was accounted good archery.
Said negro has been shot
in the left arm between the shoulder and elbow, which has paralysed the left hand.
You thought the shots
all scattered and irregular, and so they were; but not accidental.
struck a French soldier's foot, and from behind the screens came the strange sound of a few voices shouting.
The latter dodged behind a palm trunk, counting the shots
, and when the eighth had been fired he rushed in on the wounded man.
That explains why neither Monsieur Stangerson, nor the keeper, who were at some distance from the pavilion, had heard the revolver shot
They laughed at the unexpected eruption of apples, and clapped their hands in applause of the long shot
by the man with the ginger beard.
Before he got his feet, I had clapped a pistol to his back, and might have shot
him, too; only at the touch of him (and him alive) my whole flesh misgave me, and I could no more pull the trigger than I could have flown.
The meat is none of mine to sell,” said Leather-Stocking, adopting a little of his companion’s hauteur; “for my part, I have known animals travel days with shots
in the neck, and I’m none of them who’ll rob a man of his rightful dues.
The Rodman Columbiad threw a shot
weighing half a ton a distance of six miles, with a velocity of 800 yards per second-- a result which Armstrong and Palisser have never obtained in England.
But it was plain that they meant nothing should delay their shot
He could make out nothing, but, deciding to chance it, had fired at it a heavy charge of number five shot