The white man seemed to take counsel from their customs, and, relinquishing his grasp of the rifle
, he also remained silent and reserved.
They came on, stooping and swinging their rifles
at all angles.
Throwing off their coats, rolling up their sleeves, and arming themselves with pistols and rifles
, they mounted their horses and dashed forward among the first.
It may be best to go, lad, after all; for, if the shot hangs under the skin, my hand is getting too old to be cutting into human flesh, as I once used to, Though some thirty years agone, in the old war, when I was out under Sir William, I travelled seventy miles alone in the howling wilderness, with a rifle
bullet in my thigh, and then cut it out with my own jack-knife.
Stuart, in their first interview, to shoot the giant chief with his pistol, and the fright caused among the warriors by presenting the rifles
, had probably added the stimulus of pique to their usual horse- stealing propensities.
Go slowly, keep your eyes open and your rifle
Chuckling to himself, Achmet Zek withdrew a few paces farther into the jungle, for he was as positive that Werper was waiting nearby for a chance to pot him as though his eyes had penetrated the jungle trees to the figure of the hiding Belgian, fingering his rifle
behind the bole of the buttressed giant.
Tarzan watched, toying idly with the rifle
of the dead German.
A moment later, her rifle
slung about her shoulders, she had clambered safely to the deserted deck.
There were too many rifles
down below there, and rifles
had a way of going off from the hip.
Port Adams is a salt-water village on Malaita, and Malaita is the most savage island in the Solomons--so savage that no traders or planters have yet gained a foothold on it; while, from the time of the earliest bˆche-de-mer fishers and sandalwood traders down to the latest labor recruiters equipped with automatic rifles
and gasolene engines, scores of white adventurers have been passed out by tomahawks and soft-nosed Snider bullets.
Matt had dashed into the cabin and come out with a rifle
The man had a good start and the tree was not far away; but the speed of the enormous creature behind him was something to marvel at, yet Tippet was in a fair way to make his sanctuary when his foot caught in a tangle of roots and down he went, his rifle
flying from his hand and falling several yards away.
The better to do so, I went afoot, armed with a Henry rifle
and carrying three days' rations in my haversack.
He quietly raised his forehead from his arm and looked between the masking stems of the laurels, instinctively closing his right hand about the stock of his rifle