One of them, however, came within the black rim, and he followed it up by placing his third in the full center, just as Stutely had done in his last.
'Twas the best shooting he had yet done, but there was still the smallest of spaces left--if you looked closely--at the very center.
The first arrow he struck into the center ring, but the second missed its mark, and smote the black; the last arrow was tipped with luck, for it smote the very center of the clout, upon the black spot that marked it.
He never lowered his bow arm in all the shooting, but fitted each shaft with his longbow raised; yet all three of his arrows smote the center within easy distance of the black.
"In London"--here he loosed his shaft--"thou canst find nought to shoot at but rooks and daws; there one can tickle the ribs of the noblest stags in England." So he shot even while he talked, yet the shaft lodged not more than half an inch from the very center.
Again he shot, and again he smote his arrow close beside the center; a third time he loosed his bowstring and dropped his arrow just betwixt the other two and into the very center, so that the feathers of all three were ruffled together, seeming from a distance to be one thick shaft.
So Gilbert took his place once more, but this time he failed, for, a sudden little wind arising, his shaft missed the center ring, but by not more than the breadth of a barley straw.
"Thy eggs are cracked, Gilbert," quoth Robin, laughing; and straightway he loosed a shaft, and once more smote the white circle of the center.
He said, on the directions of Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Zaman Wattoo, 22 main wheat procurement centers
set up in the district, said a press release.
7 (BNA): Under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth & Sport and the President of Bahrain Athletics Association, the 4th edition of the Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa Indoor Football League for Youth Centers
will start tomorrow (Monday), under the slogan #meeting_of_generations through holding four matches in the preliminary round.