D'Artagnan and Planchet followed the gentleman at a distance of five hundred paces
To the right -- to the left -- far and wide -- with the shriek of a damned spirit; to my heart with the stealthy pace
of the tiger
A tremendous howl was heard from the Arabs, but, completely engrossed by the pursuit, they had not taken notice of the balloon, which was now but five hundred paces
behind them, and only about thirty feet from the ground.
When, so far as we could judge, we had gone some fifty paces
, we perceived that the passage was growing faintly light.
He was still bursting with rage, however, at the cruel injustice of Professor Porter's insinuation, and was on the point of rendering a tart rejoinder when his eyes fell upon a strange figure standing a few paces
away, scrutinizing them intently.
said he; and by a prodigy of skill which this incomparable horseman alone was capable, he threw his horse forward to within ten paces
of the white horse; already his hand was stretched out to seize his prey.
So he quickened his pace
down the hill and so came to the little inn, from which hung a sign with a stag's head painted upon it.
The few seconds of grace that this gave me found me safely lodged in the branches of a tree a few paces
from that in which Perry had at last found a haven.
When each had proceeded ten paces
D'Arnot was to give the final signal--then they were to turn and fire at will until one fell, or each had expended the three shots allowed.
And I can call to mind," remarked Johnston, "that when the great cog `Christopher,' which the French had taken from us, was moored two hundred paces
from the shore, two archers, little Robin Withstaff and Elias Baddlesmere, in four shots each cut every strand of her hempen anchor-cord, so that she well-nigh came upon the rocks.
But her pace
never changed, and Vronsky, feeling a spatter of mud in his face, realized that he was once more the same distance from Gladiator.
What was Oliver's horror and alarm as he stood a few paces
off, looking on with his eyelids as wide open as they would possibly go, to see the Dodger plunge his hand into the old gentleman's pocket, and draw from thence a handkerchief