A hundred yards away, I saw the boat-puller pass a rifle
to the hunter.
Immediately he had dropped his rifle
and gripped the tree with both arms.
ferocious brute!" he added, "I'll settle you in a moment more!" and swiftly reloaded his rifle
As the two reports rang out Malbihn dropped his rifle
, clutched frantically at his breast, staggered, fell first to his knees and then lunged upon his face.
At first they sought to discover his location in No Man's Land; but when an officer looking over the parapet through a periscope was struck full in the back of the head with a rifle
bullet which passed through his skull and fell to the bottom of the trench they realized that it was beyond the parados rather than the parapet that they should search.
'my first thought was that something had carried away aloft; but even as I went down, and before I struck the deck, I heard the devil's own tattoo of rifles
from the boats, and twisting sidewise, I caught a glimpse of the sailor who was standing guard.
He glanced up, expecting to see one of the great flying reptiles of a bygone age, his rifle
ready in his hand.
Time after time this strange ceremony was repeated, but on each occasion with increased confidence, until, finally, the rifle
was torn from its hook and lay in the grasp of the great brute.
and spears were dropped or flung aside in a wild scramble for the protection of the cocoanut palms.
Matt, reached for the rifle
, and at the same moment White Fang snarled.
A pouch and horn completed his personal accouterments, though a rifle
of great length**, which the theory of the more ingenious whites had taught them was the most dangerous of all firearms, leaned against a neighboring sapling.
A leathern pouch hung before him, from which, as he concluded his last speech, he took a small measure, and, filling it accurately with powder, he commenced reloading the rifle
, which as its butt rested on the snow before him reached nearly to the top of his fox-skin cap.