It is the rule in war, if our forces
are ten to the enemy's one, to surround him; if five to one, to attack him; if twice as numerous, to divide our army into two.
Thus adjured, after taking hasty counsel with Good and Sir Henry, I delivered my opinion briefly to the effect that, being trapped, our best chance, especially in view of the failure of our water supply, was to initiate an attack upon Twala's forces
But the retreating force
turned thrice and sent such volleys of keen arrows from their good yew bows, that they kept a distance between the two forces
The framers of the existing Confederation, fully aware of the danger to the Union from the separate possession of military forces
by the States, have, in express terms, prohibited them from having either ships or troops, unless with the consent of Congress.
He has only to take care that they do not get hold of too much power and too much authority, and then with his own forces
, and with their goodwill, he can easily keep down the more powerful of them, so as to remain entirely master in the country.
But by the time this letter, which proved that the real relation of the forces
had already made itself felt in Petersburg, was dispatched, Kutuzov had found himself unable any longer to restrain the army he commanded from attacking and a battle had taken place.
So there will be no loss whatever of gas, and all the expansive force
of the powder will be employed in the propulsion.
asked Don Quixote; "is it possible that the king uses force
There was then delivered out to every soldier on duty, thirty-six rounds of powder and ball; the drums beat; and the whole force
was under arms at sunset.
Mugambi pointed out across the plain to where a white-robed force
of mounted men was now distinctly visible.
But the spiritualists have begun with tables writing for them, and spirits appearing to them, and have only later started saying that it is an unknown force
These serpents are not long, but have a body short and thick, and their bellies speckled with brown, black, and yellow; they have a wide mouth, with which they draw in a great quantity of air, and, having retained it some time, eject it with such force
that they kill at four yards' distance.