Amid the smoke, deafened by the incessant reports which always made him jump, Tushin not taking his pipe from his mouth ran from gun
, now aiming, now counting the charges, now giving orders about replacing dead or wounded horses and harnessing fresh ones, and shouting in his feeble voice, so high pitched and irresolute.
Club once founded, it is easy to conceive the result of the inventive genius of the Americans.
There was a regular beat of hoofs in the darkness, and a big troop-horse cantered up as steadily as though he were on parade, jumped a gun
tail, and landed close to the mule.
Not only that, but it flashed into my mind at the same moment that the round-shot and the powder for the gun
had been left behind, and a stroke with an axe would put it all into the possession of the evil ones abroad.
According to the advice forwarded from the members of the Observatory, the gun
destined to launch the projectile had to be fixed in a country situated between the 0 and 28th degrees of north or south latitude, in order to aim at the moon when at the zenith; and its initiatory velocity was fixed at twelve thousand yards to the second.
Levin could not help feeling an interest in the direction his gun
was pointed, after that casual shot near the Kolpensky marsh.
Maxims have been absolutely useless against their armour; the field guns
have been disabled by them.
My companion appeared actually frightened, and I could hardly credit my senses when I saw him suddenly throw his gun
to his shoulder and fire both barrels at the agitated grain
But it is not a gun
for powder," answered the Captain.
Most of these were ineffectual, but two or three perforated gas-chambers, and one smashed the hand and arm of a man upon the forward platform; The sentinel on the lower gallery immediately replied, and the machine gun
on the shield of the eagle let fly and promptly stopped any further shots.
And here," said the Ingenious Patriot, pulling another paper from another pocket, "are the working plans of a gun
that I have invented, which will pierce that armour.
The men took their guns
along, so did Buck, and kept them between their knees or stood them handy against the wall.