The lights will blind the bats, and we can see to hit 'em!"
For a time it seemed as if the bats would fairly overwhelm the camp, so many of them were there.
So when the villagers find they are visited by a colony of these vampires they get out, taking their live stock with them, and stay in caves or in densely wooded places until the bats fly on.
The Indians seemed glad to leave the "place of the bats," as they called the camp site.
Tom and Ned kicked outside the bat the former had killed in their tent, and then both went back to their cots.
The bats chased the children a good distance; but the fugitives plunged into every new passage that offered, and at last got rid of the perilous things.
"I reckon I could find it -- but then the bats. If they put our candles out it will be an awful fix.
"Oh, Tom, never mind the bats, let's go back that way!
had ceased to beat their wings about the ruin.
assured him that he was not a bird, but a mouse, and thus was set free.
As I gave him the bat he looked brave, but something wet fell on my hand, and then a sudden fear seized me lest David should not win.
He had caught the ball too high on the bat, and I just missed the catch.
And it seems to me that nothing less than a long list of such cases is sufficient to lessen the difficulty in any particular case like that of the bat
In the silent country, when the trees and hedges loom dim and blurred against the rising night, and the bat
's wing flutters in our face, and the land-rail's cry sounds drearily across the fields, the spell sinks deeper still into our hearts.
There the physician approached him with the bat
he had made, saying, "Take this, sire, and strike the ball till you feel your hand and whole body in a glow.