With his civilized friends he had hunted big game with the weapons of civilization and though he never had killed except for food or in self-defense he had amused himself firing at inanimate targets
thrown into the air and had perfected himself in the use of firearms without realizing that he had done so.
Squod, after waiting a little to ascertain if any further remark be expected of him, gets back by his usual series of movements to the target
he has in hand and vigorously signifies through his former musical medium that he must and he will return to that ideal young lady.
"Gad," Archer heard Lawrence Lefferts say, "not one of the lot holds the bow as she does"; and Beaufort retorted: "Yes; but that's the only kind of target
she'll ever hit."
was placed at the upper end of the southern avenue which led to the lists.
"Said in good time!" cried he, "for I had started to that self-same Fair, and all the Foresters, and all the Sheriff's men in Christendom shall not stand between me and the center of their target
Across the range from where the seats for the better folk were raised was a railing to keep the poorer people from crowding in front of the target
. Already, while it was early, the benches were beginning to fill with people of quality, who kept constantly arriving in little carts or upon palfreys that curveted gaily to the merry tinkle of silver bells at bridle reins.
Fisher, who was peering more closely at the target
, startled him by an exclamation.
This queer man was engaged in snapping slippery pumpkin-seeds with his wooden fingers, trying to hit a target
on the other side of the room with them.
These were pistols of an especial pattern, which Monte Cristo had had made for target
practice in his own room.
But the worst of it was that with the course I now held we turned our broadside instead of our stern to the HISPANIOLA and offered a target
like a barn door.
"I should make too good a target
for the French, besides I am afraid I should hardly be able to climb onto a horse."
I sighted as carefully and deliberately as though at a straw target
. The Sagoth had never before seen a bow and arrow, but of a sudden it must have swept over his dull intellect that the thing I held toward him was some sort of engine of destruction, for he too came to a halt, simultaneously swinging his hatchet for a throw.