Scarcely had the shaft left his bow ere Kulonga had fitted another to it, but Horta, the boar, was upon him so quickly that he had no time to discharge it.
He could kill him at his leisure later, when the bow and deadly arrows were laid aside.
This was what he said, but all the time he was expecting to be able to string the bow and shoot through the iron, whereas in fact he was to be the first that should taste of the arrows from the hands of Ulysses, whom he was dishonouring in his own house--egging the others on to do so also.
Come on, then, make no excuses for delay, but let us see whether you can string the bow or no.
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.
So, of a sudden, without any warning, he sprang to his feet, and seized upon his bow and fitted it to a shaft.
At length he made a step forward, and raising the bow at the full stretch of his left arm, till the centre or grasping-place was nigh level with his face, he drew his bowstring to his ear.
You have not allowed for the wind, Hubert,'' said his antagonist, bending his bow, ``or that had been a better shot.
He traveled lightly; but his yew bow must needs have a new string, and his cloth-yard arrows must be of the straightest and soundest.
Where go you, my lad, with that tupenny bow and toy arrows?
In the bow stood Kulan Tith, a brave figure fighting beside his brave warriors, beating back the ferocious green men.
Thuvia turned the bow upward in an effort to avert the imminent tragedy, but she succeeded only in lessening the shock of the flier's impact as she struck the ground beside the Kaolian ship.
But they must be sorry folk to bow
down to the rich in such a fashion," said big John.
At last he went to the judge, and complained that a rascal had robbed him of his money, and beaten him into the bargain; and that the fellow who did it carried a bow
at his back and a fiddle hung round his neck.
As soon as he has made sure that the rest of you are in the house, he is to fetch another man or two of our Bow
Street lot, who are waiting outside till they hear from us.