A grim smile touched his lips as he withdrew the weapon from the rugs and placed it carefully in the right hand of the dead man, fixing three of the fingers around the grip and the index finger inside the trigger guard.
Werper himself wrapped the blankets of the dead man about the corpse, taking care to fold inward the scorched and bullet-torn fabric that had muffled the report of the weapon he had fired the night before.
They will kill me if they find me in the coslupak; so will the Kro-lu if they come upon me before I have won my Kro-lu weapons
Himself, an excellent revolver shot, would depend upon the smaller weapon
at his side.
He was a powerful as well as a resolute man, but he had come upon deck without weapons.
Being destitute of weapons, they let themselves down by the running rigging, in hopes of getting between decks.
Douglas, blows his head nearly off with this weapon
, and escapes by wading the moat, after leaving a card beside the dead man, which will, when mentioned in the papers, tell other members of the society that vengeance has been done.
At the sound of the breaking limb and the crashing body falling through the branches the startled blacks scurried to their huts for weapons, and when the braver of them emerged, they saw the still form of an almost naked white man lying where he had fallen.
It was evident that the new prisoner was himself as much a savage as his captors if apparel and weapons were any criterion by which to judge; yet it was also equally evident that he was a white man and from his well-shaped head and clean-cut features that he was not one of those unhappy halfwits who so often revert to savagery even in the heart of civilized communities.
I told you that in this case there were too many weapons
and only one death.
To confess the truth, I am afraid Mr Jones was one of these; for though he was attacked and violently belaboured with the aforesaid weapon
, he could not be provoked to make any resistance; but in a most cowardly manner applied, with many entreaties, to his antagonist to desist from pursuing her blows; in plain English, he only begged her with the utmost earnestness to hear him; but before he could obtain his request, my landlord himself entered into the fray, and embraced that side of the cause which seemed to stand very little in need of assistance.
When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men's weapons
will grow dull and their ardor will be damped.
His followers thronged round him; above his head the broad blades of their spears made a spiked halo of iron points, and they hedged him from humanity by the shimmer of silks, the gleam of weapons
, the excited and respectful hum of eager voices.
As for the weapons
, it hardly falleth under rule and observation: yet we see even they, have returns and vicissitudes.
Then they overpowered him and took his weapons
away; but only nine of the twelve warriors who had crossed the plaza returned with their prize.