I have a dim memory of the foot of a Martian coming down within a score
of yards of my head, driving straight into the loose gravel, whirling it this way and that and lifting again; of a long suspense, and then of the four carry- ing the debris of their comrade between them, now clear and then presently faint through a veil of smoke, receding interminably, as it seemed to me, across a vast space of river and meadow.
against him reached the fateful sum of forty-three thousand.
The full score
of men shot three times at each target, and then three times again to decide a tie.
With an angry roar the beast walked quickly in their direction, and at the sound of its voice a score
of others followed its example.
At this, half a score
reached him their staves, and he took the stoutest and heaviest of them all.
Leaping from the tangled vegetation of the jungle's rim came a huge panther, with blazing eyes and bared fangs, and in his wake a score
of mighty, shaggy apes lumbering rapidly toward them, half erect upon their short, bowed legs, and with their long arms reaching to the ground, where their horny knuckles bore the weight of their ponderous bodies as they lurched from side to side in their grotesque advance.
There's enough of gold and silver cups and candlesticks buried underneath my bed,' he added, rolling back the straw, and pointing to where the ground was newly turned, 'to pay for it, if it was a score
of casks full.
There they lay in their triangular oaken vaults, each mariner a chiselled muteness; a score
of lamps flashing upon his hooded eyes.
No clang of bugle rose from their stern ranks, but in the centre waved the leopards of England, on the right the ensign of their Company with the roses of Loring, and on the left, over three score
of Welsh bowmen, there floated the red banner of Merlin with the boars'-heads of the Buttesthorns.
and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
I have expressed my regret on this score
to them, and to my owners.
This time the outlaw threw his fierce horde completely around the embattled pile, before he advanced with a score
of sturdy ruffians to reconnoiter.