"By my life, you can hit hard!" he gasped forth, giving back a blow
almost while he was yet staggering.
Molly, having endeavoured in vain to make a handsome retreat, faced about; and laying hold of ragged Bess, who advanced in the front of the enemy, she at one blow felled her to the ground.
Next, old Echepole, the sowgelder, received a blow in his forehead from our Amazonian heroine, and immediately fell to the ground.
It is the custom of prize-fighting audiences to cheer a clean knock-down blow. But this audience did not cheer.
Danny, a tricky and consummate ring general, stalled and blocked and held on, devoting himself to recovering from that dazing first-round blow. In the fourth round he was himself again.
Blows rained upon him, and it looked to her as though he were being beaten to death.
But he was receiving the blows on his gloves and shoulders, rocking back and forth to the force of them like a tree in a storm, while the house cheered its delight.
I stood close by, but could not tell which blows
told and which did not, they fell and vanished so like flashes of light.
"You blow the bubble, with me inside of it, and I'll be sure to get home in safety."
Wizard, please blow a big, fine bubble for Button-Bright to ride in, and I'll agree to send him home to his family as safe as safe can be."
The effect was marvelous, for, as I lightly sidestepped, after delivering the second blow
, he reeled and fell upon the floor doubled up with pain and gasping for wind.
But, as the night advanced, the clouds closing in and densely over-spreading the whole sky, then very dark, it came on to blow
, harder and harder.