In their childlike glee, aroused by the fire and their luck in successfully cannonading the French, our artillerymen only noticed this battery when two balls, and then four more, fell among our guns, one knocking over two horses and another tearing off a munition-wagon driver's leg.
"Smack at 'em, lads!" he kept saying, seizing the guns by the wheels and working the screws himself.
One day, however-- sad and melancholy day!-- peace was signed between the survivors of the war; the thunder of the guns gradually ceased, the mortars were silent, the howitzers were muzzled for an indefinite period, the cannon, with muzzles depressed, were returned into the arsenal, the shot were repiled, all bloody reminiscences were effaced; the cotton-plants grew luxuriantly in the well-manured fields, all mourning garments were laid aside, together with grief; and the Gun Club was relegated to profound inactivity.
When again shall the guns arouse us in the morning with their delightful reports?"
"Order the guns
," Rivera said, and thereupon was guilty of the longest flow of words they had ever heard him utter.
Then you stand still and keep quiet--never ask a man to hold your head, young un--keep quiet while the guns
are being put together, and then you watch the little poppy shells drop down into the tree-tops ever so far below."
Not only that, but it flashed into my mind at the same moment that the round-shot and the powder for the gun
had been left behind, and a stroke with an axe would put it all into the possession of the evil ones abroad.
Levin could not help feeling an interest in the direction his gun
was pointed, after that casual shot near the Kolpensky marsh.
About five o'clock the gathering crowd in the station was immensely excited by the opening of the line of communica- tion, which is almost invariably closed, between the South- Eastern and the South-Western stations, and the passage of carriage trucks bearing huge guns
and carriages crammed with soldiers.
"But it is not a gun
for powder," answered the Captain.
There was at Washington a large relserve of naval guns
, and these were distributed rapidly, conspicuously, and with much press attention, among the Eastern cities.
goes three or four guns
-- the men had slipped around through the woods and come in from behind without their horses!
The principal members of the Gun
Club, President Barbicane, Major Elphinstone, the secretary Joseph T.
"Morgan, who had stopped and was intently watching the agitated chaparral, said nothing, but had cocked both barrels of his gun
and was holding it in readiness to aim.
"May it please your Majesty, I have here a formula for constructing armour-plating which no gun