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Come on, then, make no excuses for delay, but let us see whether you can string the bow or no.
This done, he went on to the pavement to make trial of the bow; thrice did he tug at it, trying with all his might to draw the string, and thrice he had to leave off, though he had hoped to string the bow and shoot through the iron.
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.
You have not allowed for the wind, Hubert,'' said his antagonist, bending his bow, ``or that had been a better shot.
This must be the devil, and no man of flesh and blood,'' whispered the yeoman to each other; ``such archery was never seen since a bow was first bent in Britain.
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?
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.
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.