"If your young arm could speed a shaft for half that distance, I'd shoot with you."
"You shoot not so straight as I, for all your bravado.
``Because,'' replied the woodsman, ``I know not if these yeomen and I are used to shoot at the same marks; and because, moreover, I know not how your Grace might relish the winning of a third prize by one who has unwittingly fallen under your displeasure.''
``Then, Locksley,'' said Prince John, ``thou shalt shoot in thy turn, when these yeomen have displayed their skill.
Yet I do not see any men who bend so strong a bow or shoot as true a shaft as those whom I have known."
Robin, thou red-headed lurden, how oft must I tell thee not to shoot straight with a quarter-wind blowing across the mark?"
“It’s far easier to call names than to shoot a buck on the spring; but the creatur came by his end from a younger hand than either your’n or mine, as I said before.”
“Admit it!” repeated the agitated Judge; “I here give thee a right to shoot deer, or bears, or anything thou pleasest in my woods, forever.
"And thou pratest like a coward," answered the stranger, "for thou standest there with a good yew bow to shoot
at my heart, while I have nought in my hand but a plain blackthorn staff wherewith to meet thee."
Do we not know that as he is a coward in his domestic life, stalking among his shrinking men and women slaves armed with his heavy whip, so he will be a coward out of doors, and carrying cowards' weapons hidden in his breast, will shoot
men down and stab them when he quarrels?
Shortly after we re-passed the spot where Good had wounded the patriarchal bull we came across a herd of eland, but did not shoot
at them, as we had plenty of meat.
They wait until they are right on top of a man, and then they shoot
from the hip.