That evening Jo forgot to barricade
her corner, and had not been in her seat five minutes, before a massive form appeared beside her, and with both arms spread over the sofa back, both long legs stretched out before him, Laurie exclaimed, with a sigh of satisfaction.
The Lakeman now patrolled the barricade
, all the while keeping his eye on the Captain, and jerking out such sentences as these: --"It's not our fault; we didn't want it; I told him to take his hammer away; it was boy's business; he might have known me before this; I told him not to prick the buffalo; I believe I have broken a finger here against his cursed jaw; ain't those mincing knives down in the forecastle there, men?
Before the entrance lay many large fragments of rock of different sizes, similar to others scattered along the entire base of the cliff, and it was in Tarzan's mind that if he found the cave unoccupied he would barricade
the door and insure himself a quiet and peaceful night's repose within the sheltered interior.
Four, however, escaped and disappeared into the forecastle, where they hoped to barricade
themselves against further assault.
Make haste while yet you may, and if we can barricade
it until the sun rises we may yet escape.
If she could but get the old woman out, thought Bertrade, she could barricade
herself within and thus delay, at least, her impending fate in the hope that succor might come from some source.
There were loose rocks strewn all about with which I might build a barricade
across the entrance to the cave, and so I halted there and pointed out the place to Ajor, trying to make her understand that we would spend the night there.
At midnight, people again knocked at the gate of the jail, or rather at the barricade
which served in its stead: it was Cornelius van Baerle whom they were bringing.
Every night we arranged pit-falls for the robbers, and all filed up to bed, bearing plate, money, weapons, and things to barricade
with, as if we lived in war times.
The trunks of several trees had been wattled across, the intervals strengthened with stakes, and the ground behind this barricade
levelled up with earth to make the floor.
On this course nine obstacles had been arranged: the stream, a big and solid barrier five feet high, just before the pavilion, a dry ditch, a ditch full of water, a precipitous slope, an Irish barricade
(one of the most difficult obstacles, consisting of a mound fenced with brushwood, beyond which was a ditch out of sight for the horses, so that the horse had to clear both obstacles or might be killed); then two more ditches filled with water, and one dry one; and the end of the race was just facing the pavilion.
I stood beside the sources of the Arveiron, which take their rise in a glacier, that with slow pace is advancing down from the summit of the hills to barricade