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My grandsire,'' said Hubert, ``drew a good bow at the battle of Hastings, and never shot at such a mark in his life and neither will I.
So saying, he again bent his bow, but on the present occasion looked with attention to his weapon, and changed the string, which he thought was no longer truly round, having been a little frayed by the two former shots.
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.
Come on, then, make no excuses for delay, but let us see whether you can string the bow or no.
He could kill him at his leisure later, when the bow and deadly arrows were laid aside.
Then Robin took his good yew bow in his hand, and placing the tip at his instep, he strung it right deftly; then he nocked a broad clothyard arrow and, raising the bow, drew the gray goose feather to his ear; the next moment the bowstring rang and the arrow sped down the glade as a sparrowhawk skims in a northern wind.
Jane found that by running back and forth between the bow and stern she could alternately raise and lower each end of the boat as she shifted her weight from one end to the other, with the result that each time she leaped to the stern the canoe moved a few inches farther into the river.
Then they darted around her bow and began the row down her port side, and we tacked about, crossed her bow, and went plunging down the wind hot after them.
The doctor appeared to be still on the most friendly terms with his vigilant guardians from Bow Street.
But they were not spilled, and by-and-by Polychrome, who was clinging to the bow and looking straight ahead, saw a dark line before them and wondered what it was.
Yet, as you see, he hath left me, as he hath left many another poor border archer, with no grip for bill or bow.
Why, your bow is quite spoiled," said the old poet.
thought Kitty, discerning that Anna had intentionally not responded to Vronsky's bow.
The Indian made me a last bow, the lowest of all--and suddenly and softly walked out of the room.