Once more Carthoris and Kar Komak had recourse to their blades
, and before they had won their way to one of the lifts the noise of the conflict must have aroused the entire palace, for they heard men shouting, and as they passed the many levels on their quick passage to the landing-stage they saw armed men running hither and thither in search of the cause of the commotion.
The blade struck at the junction of the neck and torso and with such force as to completely decapitate the Wieroo, the hideous head dropping to the floor and the body falling forward upon the Englishman.
He had dropped the curved blade beneath the hides when he had been jerked so violently from their fancied security.
Next instant, however, his blade
had slipped into the fatal notch, there was a sharp cracking sound with a tinkling upon the ground, and he found a splintered piece of steel fifteen inches long was all that remained to him of his weapon.
It is not indeed silver-hilted, which, as you say, doth not become a soldier; but the handle is decent enough, and the blade
one of the best in Europe.
And while he did this he kept looking about and watching what came into his view: at one moment he picked a wild berry and ate it or offered it to Levin, then he flung away a twig with the blade
of the scythe, then he looked at a quail's nest, from which the bird flew just under the scythe, or caught a snake that crossed his path, and lifting it on the scythe as though on a fork showed it to Levin and threw it away.
He bowed his head behind his master, and without stirring held hilt up over his right shoulder a long blade
in a silver scabbard.
The rough-handled pocket-knife was taken out in the same moment, and the largest blade
opened by way of irresistible demonstration.
Well, for instance, when I left her to-day, she put her arms around me and felt my shoulder blades
, to see if my wings were strong, she said.
The greater number, instead of leaves, shoot forth blades
of capricious shapes, comprised within a scale of colours pink, carmine, green, olive, fawn, and brown.
Gathering in Green River valley Visitings and feastings of leaders Rough wassailing among the trappers Wild blades
of the mountains Indian belles Potency of bright beads and red blankets Arrival of supplies Revelry and extravagance Mad wolves The lost Indian
The birches with their sticky green leaves were motionless, and lilac-colored flowers and the first blades
of green grass were pushing up and lifting last year's leaves.