Under the skilful blows of their axes
, in a few moments the vast body of drift began to disintegrate, and then to swing round and move towards the old channel.
The chief tragic event of the old man's life, so far as I could judge, was his mishap with a certain goose, which lived and died some twenty or forty years ago: a goose of most promising figure, but which, at table, proved so inveterately tough, that the carving-knife would make no impression on its carcase, and it could only be divided with an axe
Well, last I pulled out some of my hair, and blooded the axe
good, and stuck it on the back side, and slung the axe
in the corner.
For pity's sake put the axe
down; you are not the woodman any longer
Suddenly a man, in foreign garments: wonderfully real and distinct to look at: stood outside the window, with an axe
stuck in his belt, and leading by the bridle an ass laden with wood.
What I had to do, was, to take my woodman's axe
in my hand, and clear my own way through the forest of difficulty, by cutting down the trees until I came to Dora.
All being made ready with much labour, and the hour come, the sultan was aroused in the dead of the night, and the sharpened axe
that was to sever the rope from the great iron ring was put into his hand, and he struck with it, and the rope parted and rushed away, and the ceiling fell.
You ask me, my father, to tell you the tale of the youth of Umslopogaas, holder of the iron Chieftainess, the axe
Groan-maker, who was named Bulalio the Slaughterer, and of his love for Nada, the most beautiful of Zulu women.
Then she gave him an axe
made of glass, and bade him cross the bridge of clouds and go into the wood beyond and cut down all the trees there before sunset.
it is because they have had the axe
, with which criminals are executed, brought and placed there on the table.
It was connected with the daily practices of a people who often laid aside the axe
or the scythe to seize the rifle, as the deer glided through the forests they were felling, or the bear entered their rough meadows to scent the air of a clearing, and to scan, with a look of sagacity, the progress of the invader.
One of the big trees had been partly chopped through, and standing beside it, with an uplifted axe
in his hands, was a man made entirely of tin.