I saw the arrow
leap up, miss Lop-Ear, glance against a limb, and fall back to the ground.
He stretched his bow, loosed the arrow
, and was rewarded by a gasp and a groan strangely commingled.
"I should dearly love to let arrow
fly alongside another man.
This bow was made from the horns of a wild ibex which he had killed as it was bounding from a rock; he had stalked it, and it had fallen as the arrow
struck it to the heart.
Presently a Manyuema within the village fell, pierced by a single arrow
. There had been no sound of attack--none of the hideous war-cries or vainglorious waving of menacing spears that ordinarily marks the attack of savages--just a silent messenger of death from out of the silent forest.
The sinewy black arm had drawn the shaft far back; Horta, the boar, was charging, and then the black released the little poisoned arrow
, and Tarzan saw it fly with the quickness of thought and lodge in the bristling neck of the boar.
The poor poet lay on the earth and wept, for the arrow
had really flown into his heart.
The Sagoth had never before seen a bow and arrow
, but of a sudden it must have swept over his dull intellect that the thing I held toward him was some sort of engine of destruction, for he too came to a halt, simultaneously swinging his hatchet for a throw.
[that led into the house] with the arrow
standing against the top of the bow.
"Ay," cried he, "and I'll hurry thee anon." And he sent the arrow
whistling after Robin.
. Otherwise I would ask you to let me resign."
Time and again some swarthy horseman threw hands above his head and toppled from his saddle, pierced by a deadly arrow
; but the contest was uneven.