As the craft neared the building, and just before she struck, the Martian warriors swarmed upon her from the windows, and with their great spears eased the shock of the collision, and in a few moments they had thrown out grappling hooks and the big boat was being hauled to ground by their fellows below.
After the last load had been removed the warriors made lines fast to the craft and towed her far out into the valley in a southwesterly direction.
So close were the two canoes to one another that the black had only an opportunity to note the white face in the bow of the oncoming craft before the two touched and his own men were upon their feet, yelling like mad devils and thrusting their long spears at the occupants of the other canoe.
Scarcely had the two craft come together than the frightful apes of Akut rose, growling and barking, from the bottom of the canoe, and, with long, hairy arms far outstretched, grasped the menacing spears from the hands of Kaviri's warriors.
All about us in the garden lay their sinister craft, which the therns for some reason, then unaccountable to me, made no effort to injure.
Why, see how perfectly unguarded they leave their craft, as though they were lying safe in their own hangars at home.
answered the man, 'that is not my sort of tailoring; come with me, and you will learn quite another kind of craft from that.
After the space of four years, at the time agreed upon, the four brothers met at the four cross-roads; and having welcomed each other, set off towards their father's home, where they told him all that had happened to them, and how each had learned some craft.
He continued up the river for perhaps a mile; and then, crossing over to the left bank, drew his craft up on a low ledge that lay almost on a level with the water.
As I lay there beneath the dark rocks I noticed that a strong current seemed to flow directly toward the center of the river, so that it was difficult to hold my craft in its position.
In aggravated cases, that is when the obstructions are many, or of such a nature as to deflect the bow more than forty-five degrees in any direction, or when the craft
has reached its destination and dropped to within a hundred yards of the ground, the mechanism brings her to a full stop, at the same time sounding a loud alarm which will instantly awaken the pilot.
She sought gradually to check the swift flight of her craft
, but though she finally succeeded in reversing her motor the wind but carried her on as it would.
The song, if song it was, passed from one boat to the other, and as the chant boomed forth the craft
shot ahead more swiftly.
The night was really terrible; it would be a miracle if the craft
did not founder.
Even now, in the face of what must have been a withering catastrophe to them, they kept bravely on toward the strange and terrible craft