He who fires the first shot rarely hits his man, for he fires with the apprehension of being disarmed, before an armed foe; then, whilst he fires, make your horse rear; that manoeuvre
has saved my life several times.
Seated in the stem, I directed its course with my paddle until it dashed up the soft sloping bank, and Fayaway, with a light spring alighted on the ground; whilst Kory-Kory, who had watched our manoeuvres
with admiration, now clapped his hands in transport, and shouted like a madman.
But as it now began to strike, nobody had any time to attend to his manoeuvres
, for they had all to count the strokes of the bell as it sounded.
Having heard us to an end, the Count proceeded to relate a few anecdotes, which rendered it evident that prototypes of Gall and Spurzheim had flourished and faded in Egypt so long ago as to have been nearly forgotten, and that the manoeuvres
of Mesmer were really very contemptible tricks when put in collation with the positive miracles of the Theban savans, who created lice and a great many other similar things.
of selfishness and duplicity must ever be revolting, but I have heard nothing which really surprises me.
It was indeed true that his fully dislocalised thought of these manoeuvres
recalled to him Pantaloon, at the Christmas farce, buffeted and tricked from behind by ubiquitous Harlequin; but it left intact the influence of the conditions themselves each time he was re-exposed to them, so that in fact this association, had he suffered it to become constant, would on a certain side have but ministered to his intenser gravity.
Silly woman, what does she expect by such manoeuvres
What the object of my friend's manoeuvres
was I could not conceive, unless it were to keep the lady away from Phelps, who, rejoiced by his returning health and by the prospect of action, lunched with us in the dining-room.
Gossett's drive was, however, worse; and the subsequent movement of the pair to the hole resembled more than anything else the manoeuvres
of two men rolling peanuts with toothpicks as the result of an election bet.
Jacques Charmolue, by the aid of the same manoeuvres
of the tambourine, made the goat perform many other tricks connected with the date of the day, the month of the year, etc.
The shop assistants in Philip's room got a lot of amusement out of watching the manoeuvres
of one man or another to stay behind, and they made small bets on which would succeed.
However this may be, her manoeuvres
were skilful enough.