"I cannot see any fitting mark, for I care not to waste a bolt
upon these shields, which a drunken boor could not miss at a village kermesse."
"We must hold on," said Ned, "and look after the bolts
. We may still be saved if we stick to the Nautilus."
He double locked it, took the key, returned to the bedroom door, removed the double staple of the bolt
, and went in.
"Then the bolts
went back slowly, and the door opened, and there was the old Madman standing, looking precious scared--his jacket off, his shirt-sleeves up to his elbows, and his long skinny arms all covered with anchors and arrows and letters, tattooed in with gunpowder like a sailor-boy's, and a stink fit to knock you down coming out.
Quivering, not with fear but with rage, Ben Bolt
perforce endured the buckling around his throat of a thick, broad collar of leather to which was attached a very stout and a very long trailing rope.
I slipped the bolt
at once, and we stood and panted for a moment in the dark, alone in the house with the dead captain's body.
Daylight put a stop to this with spurs and quirt, running him several punishing miles in the direction of his bolt
. But when he turned him around and started forward, Bob proceeded to feign fright at trees, cows, bushes, Wolf, his own shadow--in short, at every ridiculously conceivable object.
Joe, with his bite still in his cheek, "I Bolted
, myself, when I was your age - frequent - and as a boy I've been among a many Bolters; but I never see your Bolting equal yet, Pip, and it's a mercy you ain't Bolted
As they had approached the limits of the city they had witnessed the actions of the bull ape as he bolted
into the building, frothing with rage.
At first, on arriving at the door through which Mazarin had passed, D'Artagnan tried in vain to open it, but on the powerful shoulder of Porthos being applied to one of the panels, which gave way, D'Artagnan introduced the point of his sword between the bolt
and the staple of the lock.
In the trap-door itself was found a square aperture cut in the wood, apparently with some exceedingly sharp instrument, just behind the bolt
which fastened the door on the inner side.
In the evening, when the snowflakes fell, the mother said: 'Go, Snow- white, and bolt
the door,' and then they sat round the hearth, and the mother took her spectacles and read aloud out of a large book, and the two girls listened as they sat and spun.