An exceeding fierce battle
immediately began, for about fifteen minutes, when we, being over-powered by numbers, were obliged to retreat, with the loss of sixty-seven men; seven of whom were taken prisoners.
But here is Kaa to whom we owe the battle
and thou owest thy life.
There were other battles
in Canada after Wolfe's victory," resumed Grandfather; "but we may consider the old French War as having terminated with this great event.
With the joy of battle
once roused within me, I took keen delight in the fray, and that my fighting was noted by the Kaolians was often evidenced by the shouts of applause directed at me.
Consequently, when these monsters met in battle
, they manoeuvred for the upper place, or grappled and fought like junks, throwing grenades fighting hand to hand in an entirely medieval fashion.
He said no more, nor was there opportunity, for the Warhoons were closing in about us, and together we fought, shoulder to shoulder, during all that long, hot afternoon, until the tide of battle
turned and the remnant of the fierce Warhoon horde fell back upon their thoats, and fled into the gathering darkness.
But he saw that it was good, else, he said, in battle
every one would surely run save forlorn hopes and their ilk.
Then she went up close to him and said, "Fear not, Diomed, to do battle
with the Trojans, for I have set in your heart the spirit of your knightly father Tydeus.
Never did I witness such a malign lust for blood as these demons of the outer air evinced in their mad battle
with the therns.
Infadoos, who was a wary old general, and knew the absolute importance of keeping up the spirits of his men on the eve of such a desperate encounter, employed the pause in addressing his own regiment, the Greys, in poetical language: explaining to them the honour that they were receiving in being put thus in the forefront of the battle
, and in having the great white warrior from the Stars to fight with them in their ranks; and promising large rewards of cattle and promotion to all who survived in the event of Ignosi's arms being successful.
Prince Andrew during the battle
had been in attendance on the Austrian General Schmidt, who was killed in the action.
The long lances, the heavy maces, the sixbladed battle
axes, and the well tempered swords of the knights played havoc among them, so that the rout was complete; but, not content with victory, Prince Edward must glut his vengeance, and so he pursued the citizens for miles, butchering great numbers of them, while many more were drowned in attempting to escape across the Ouse.
When the battle
was at its height, a Sprat lifted its head out of the waves and said that he would reconcile their differences if they would accept him as an umpire.
And when they were gathered there was much talk, for some would give battle
at once and some delay until Fingal, the King of Morven, should come to aid them.
Here is told the story of the quarrel which arose between the two tribes, and how they fought, until Zeus sent crabs to break up the battle