fright

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fright

[AS. fryhto]
Extreme sudden fear.
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I thought he was pursued by some savage, or frighted with some wild beast, and I ran forward towards him to help him; but when I came nearer to him I saw something hanging over his shoulders, which was a creature that he had shot, like a hare, but different in colour, and longer legs; however, we were very glad of it, and it was very good meat; but the great joy that poor Xury came with, was to tell me he had found good water and seen no wild mans.
"Xury," says I, "you shall on shore and kill him." Xury, looked frighted, and said, "Me kill!