Leaping and clawing, they mowed down the warriors with their powerful paws, turning for an instant
to rend their victims with frightful fangs.
His tail shot suddenly erect and at the same instant
the wary ape-man, knowing all too well what the signal portended, grasped the remainder of the deer's hind quarter between his teeth and leaped into a nearby tree as Numa charged him with all the speed and a sufficient semblance of the weight of an express train.
His weight drew the craft slightly lower and at the very instant
that the man drew himself to the deck at the bow of the vessel, the leading banth sprang for the stern.
But at that very instant
both suddenly heard a shrill whistle which, as it were, smote on their ears, and both suddenly seized their guns and two flashes gleamed, and two gangs sounded at the very same instant
But he forgot himself in an instant
, and gave me a lead through the saloon with a boyish eagerness that made me actually suspicious as I ran.
We dodged around the cliff-end, then paused for an instant
Sir Oliver Buttesthorn, Sir Richard Causton, Sir Simon Burley, Black Simon, Johnston, a hundred and fifty archers, and forty-seven men-at-arms had fallen, while the pitiless hail of stones was already whizzing and piping once more about their ears, threatening every instant
to further reduce their numbers.
And now for an instant
the men stood, their rifles slack in their hands, and watched the regiment dwindle.
For an instant
the power of Porthos seemed about to fail him, but this new Hercules united all his force, and the two walls of the prison in which he was buried fell back slowly and gave him place.
Its escape meant the utter ruin of our plan, and in all probability my instant
Almost simultaneously Professor Maxon and Sing rushed into the living room to ascertain the cause of the wild alarm, while at the same instant
Bududreen's assassins sprang through the door with upraised krisses, to be almost immediately followed by Muda Saffir's six Dyaks brandishing their long spears and wicked parangs.
Each was eclipsed but an instant
, and only a few at the same time, but along the entire length of the ridge all that were within a degree or two of the crest were blotted out.