Three men darted forward and dispatched her with their bayonets
It was no man who leaped forward upon that Boche officer, striking aside the sharp bayonet
as one might strike aside a straw in a baby's hand--it was a wild beast and the roar of a wild beast was upon those savage lips, for as that strange sense that Tarzan owned in common with the other jungle-bred creatures of his wild domain warned him of the presence behind him and he had whirled to meet the attack, his eyes had seen the corps and regimental insignia upon the other's blouse--it was the same as that worn by the murderers of his wife and his people, by the despoilers of his home and his happiness.
It was Olson who engaged him, and though unused to the long German rifle and bayonet
, he met the bull-rush of the Hun with the cold, cruel precision and science of English bayonet
Which is worse--the goring of the horse by the bull, or the goring of Colonel Jacinto Fierro by the bayonet
in the hands of John Harned
For a moment inextinguishable hatred seemed to hold the mastery, and then a nobler expression, and one that better became the character of a brave, got possession of his features, and maintained itself until, first throwing aside his light robe of pictured deer-skin, and pointing to the scar of a bayonet
in his breast, he replied--
Well, they all went away, and though the attempt was desperate, and such as none but madmen would have gone about, yet, to give them their due, they went about it as warily as boldly; they were gallantly armed, for they had every man a fusee or musket, a bayonet
, and a pistol; some of them had broad cutlasses, some of them had hangers, and the boatswain and two more had poleaxes; besides all which they had among them thirteen hand grenadoes.
The barmaid had positively refused to draw him any more liquor; in return for which he had (merely in playfulness) drawn his bayonet
, and wounded the girl in the shoulder.
He and the mender of roads sat on the heap of stones looking silently at one another, with the hail driving in between them like a pigmy charge of bayonets
, until the sky began to clear over the village.
And being no stranger to the art of war, I gave him a description of cannons, culverins, muskets, carabines, pistols, bullets, powder, swords, bayonets
, battles, sieges, retreats, attacks, undermines, countermines, bombardments, sea fights, ships sunk with a thousand men, twenty thousand killed on each side, dying groans, limbs flying in the air, smoke, noise, confusion, trampling to death under horses' feet, flight, pursuit, victory; fields strewed with carcases, left for food to dogs and wolves and birds of prey; plundering, stripping, ravishing, burning, and destroying.
There was a reply that the intent fighters did not care for what happened rearward saving that no hostile bayonets
ap- peared there.
But the soldiers, crowded together shoulder to shoulder, their bayonets
interlocking, moved over the bridge in a dense mass.
Now little James watched the red coats of the southern soldiers as, with bayonets
gleaming in the sun, they wound through the glens.