I dropped the whip and snatched at the pistol in my pocket; for I meant to kill this brute, the most formidable of any left now upon the island, at the first excuse.
I carried my pistol in my hand, my whip thrust with the hatchets in the sling of my arm.
The huntsman stood halfway up the knoll holding up his whip and the gentlefolk rode up to him at a footpace; the hounds that were far off on the horizon turned away from the hare, and the whips, but not the gentlefolk, also moved away.
"How is it pointing?" asked Nicholas, riding a hundred paces toward the whip who had sighted the hare.
"Now, Topsy," said Miss Ophelia, "if you'll confess all about it, I won't whip you this time." Thus adjured, Topsy confessed to the ribbon and gloves, with woful protestations of penitence.
Now, tell me if you took anything, and I shan't whip you."
That was why Sheldon did not have to do it, for when he had counted one, Astoa reached out his hand and took the whip
. And right well Astoa laid on the whip
, angered at his fellows for not supporting him and venting his anger with every stroke.
Again and again he urged them for the door, but each time they turned away, and to escape the whip
beat and tore at the wall of the palisade in a vain effort to batter it from their pathway.
He threw down the whip
, bent forward and picked up from the bottom of the cart a long, thick shaft, he took hold of one end with both hands and with an effort brandished it over the mare.
But Mercedes interfered, crying, "Oh, Hal, you mustn't," as she caught hold of the whip
and wrenched it from him.
Before he could regain his feet, Mulcachy was upon him, shouting to his small audience: "Here's where we pound the argument out of him!" And pound he did, on the nose with the butt of the whip
, and jab he did, with the iron fork to the ribs.
Be you President or vagabond, to cabby you are only a Fare, he takes you up, cracks his whip
, joggles your vertebrae and sets you down.