Well, it's about time we shot
something, I think," remarked Ned, when they had been out about two hours.
exclaimed Duncan, involuntarily shrinking from a shot
which struck the rock at his side with a smart rebound.
I fired the three appointed revolver shots
-- which meant:
I asked if he meant to signify by this that our men were to be allowed but one shot
They fired a shot
apiece as they started, but their bullets whizzed by and didn't do us any harm.
The contending archers took their station in turn, at the bottom of the southern access, the distance between that station and the mark allowing full distance for what was called a shot
Both the squire and I returned the shot
, but as we had nothing to aim at, it is probable we only wasted powder.
The first three sped their shafts, and while they were fair shots
they did not more than graze the inner circle.
But it seems to me that in this twilight, and in the midst of this fluid, which is very dense compared with the atmosphere, shots
could not go far, nor easily prove mortal.
The soldiers of the fort, attracted by the shots
, hurried up; the Sioux had not expected them, and decamped in a body before the train entirely stopped.
I am inclined to think that this blaze may have been the casting of the huge gun, in the vast pit sunk into their planet, from which their shots
were fired at us.
Ah, monsieur," said Planchet, "I saw one fall at each of his two shots
, and he appeared to me, through the glass door, to be fighting with his sword with the others.