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.
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.
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.
Phil, on one knee at the target, is in course of protesting earnestly, though not without many allegorical scoops of his brush and smoothings of the white surface round the rim with his thumb, that he had forgotten the Bagnet responsibility and would not so much as injure a hair of the head of any member of that worthy family when steps are audible in the long passage without, and a cheerful voice is heard to wonder whether George is at home.
was placed at the upper end of the southern avenue which led to the lists.
The first target
was to be placed at thirty ells distance, and all those who hit its center were allowed to shoot at the second target
, placed ten ells farther off.
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
Fisher, who was peering more closely at the target
, startled him by an exclamation.
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