I did not dare venture an inquiry for fear of arousing suspicion by evident ignorance of something which as a yellow man I should have known; but before we reached the city gate I was to learn the purpose of that grim shaft
and the meaning of the mighty accumulation beneath it.
When Robin was a youth of eighteen, stout of sinew and bold of heart, the Sheriff of Nottingham proclaimed a shooting match and offered a prize of a butt of ale to whosoever should shoot the best shaft
Instantly the nature of the shaft
became apparent to Tarzan, for far below him he saw the shimmering surface of water.
Every time he twanged the string of the long bow against his shoulder and heard the gray goose shaft
sing, it told him of happy days that he could not recall.
It was the only vessel that stood in our way, but at the rate that it was traveling it would come between us and the shaft
in plenty of time to thwart our plans.
In the world of my birth I never had drawn a shaft
, but since our escape from Phutra I had kept the party supplied with small game by means of my arrows, and so, through necessity, had developed a fair degree of accuracy.
In my right leg is a burning pain; and from the flesh, protruding head and shaft
from either side, is an arrow of the Fire-Man.
I will notch his shaft
for him, however,'' replied Locksley.
Damon kept watch at the top of the shaft
, Tom and Ned went out into the jungle to hunt.
Nikita called to Vasili Andreevich who still sat in the sledge, and taking hold of one shaft
he moved the sledge closer to the horse.
Seeing where the head of the monster was, the two men ventured a little further forward, and saw that the hidden mass at the base of the shaft
was composed of vast coils of the great serpent's body, forming a base from which the upright mass rose.
I had some thought of trying to go up the shaft
again, and leave the Under-world alone.