"What did you assault
him for, him a peacefully eatin' his soup?"
Fewer and fewer were the arrows that replied to the guns of the raiders, and at last Achmet Zek felt safe in ordering an assault
again by bullets, the men burst out in a barbaric cry of rage and pain.
The castle, indeed, was divided from that barbican by the moat, and it was impossible that the besiegers could assail the postern-door, with which the outwork corresponded, without surmounting that obstacle; but it was the opinion both of the Templar and De Bracy, that the besiegers, if governed by the same policy their leader had already displayed, would endeavour, by a formidable assault
, to draw the chief part of the defenders' observation to this point, and take measures to avail themselves of every negligence which might take place in the defence elsewhere.
The first terrier was back upon him, and he was whirling to meet it, when a new and equally unprovoked assault
was made upon him.
Rage found ladders, multiplied the torches, and, at the expiration of a few minutes, Quasimodo, in despair, beheld that terrible ant heap mount on all sides to the assault
The judge fined the miserable hound five dollars for the assault
to the left!" cried Biscarrat, who, in his first assault
, had seen the passage to the second chamber, and who, animated by the smell of powder, wished to guide his soldiers in that direction.
The general, unable to control his irritation, will launch his men to the assault
like swarming ants, with the result that one-third of his men are slain, while the town still remains untaken.
And all so ill approved their entertainment, as they were, by the break of day, far more willing to hearken to a composition** than hastily to make any more assaults
A third more violent Rap than ever again assaulted
That Himmalehan, salt-sea Mastodon, clothed with such portentousness of unconscious power, that his very panics are more to be dreaded than his most fearless and malicious assaults
! And thus have these naked Nantucketers, these sea hermits, issuing from their ant-hill in the sea, overrun and conquered the watery world like so many Alexanders; parcelling out among them the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, as the three pirate powers did Poland.