A. CUSTER (Portrait) DEPARTING RICHES TONGUES AND TENDERLOINS THE INDIAN HORSE THIEVES THE MAN WHO FIRED THE GUN BUFFALO BILL "DOWN WENT HIS HORSE" THE FIRE SIGNAL KIT CARSON (Portrait) A GOOD HORSE A BIG JOKE AMBUSHING THE INDIANS WHOA THERE!
The Inflexible carried thirty guns, mostly 12-pounders, and was an overmatch for quite the half of Arnold's decidedly weaker flotilla.
I took the gun and felt better.
I ran back into the house, and, getting my gun, sallied out to search through the gardens.
"'Make no noise,' I said, 'but bring me the guns; do it carefully.'
In the course of his travels the ship in which he was a passenger was attacked by pirates, and John Howard showed himself as brave in actual battle as he was in fighting abuses; for he loaded the big gun with which the ship was armed nearly up to the muzzle with nails and spikes, and fired it into the pirate crew just in time to save himself and his companions from destruction.
Instantly, I raised my gun and fired at the foremost, who plunged head-long, with a hideous howling.
When the Indians heard the guns, they knew where the other hunters were.
At that, I jumped back, in sudden fright, and threw my gun forward, in readiness; only to laugh, nervously, as Pepper reappeared, chasing an unfortunate cat.
All the men jumped to their feet and seized their guns.
On the way, I kept a sharp outlook, holding my gun, handily.
They proposed going after the horse, but I thought that that would never do, as it would leave me without any means of escape, and I accordingly said, in hopes to throw them off the track, "Captain, I'll leave my gun here and go down and get my horse, and come back and stay all night."
"Two hard fighters would give the best man that ever pulled a gun a lot of trouble.
But he drew up his gun ready to fire.
The sudden appearance of an enemy, preparing to attack him, occasioned some surprise; but his sloop mounting several guns, and being manned with twenty-five of his desperate followers, he determined to make a resolute defence; and, having prepared his vessel over night for action, sat down to his bottle, stimulating his spirits to that pitch of frenzy by which only he could rescue himself in a contest for his life.
The reptile twisted itself about Moffat's leg, and was about to bite him when he managed to level his gun at it and kill it.
"Now, George," he said, "drop your gun to the ground."
At one time this Bombardier had only two other men to help him work the gun.
So I bought me a double-barrelled gun, and a quantity of powder and shot, and gave fair warning that I intended to use them.
It spiked the guns of Landis for the time being, at least.
And then the mad music of cheers when the news came that the young McClellan in West Virginia had scattered the adventurous columns of Lee, capturing guns, men, and arms, and forever saving the great Kanawha country to the Union!
With tools supplied by traitors they were to work their way out of their quarters, overpower the guard at the nearest gate, set fire to the nearest houses in three different streets, turn the nearest guns inwards on the town, and shout 'Liberty for ever!'
At that, a gust of horror and fear took me, and, bending down, I discharged my gun right into its face.
GERMANS USE HEAVY GUNS "At daybreak it became apparent that the enemy was throwing the bulk of his strength against the left of the position occupied by the Second Corps and the fourth division.
He knelt on one knee and pointed the gun at them.
At least one battery was useless, for the field of fire was cut off by high trees, and at the last minute the garrison had tried to place the guns in a better position.
Feeling excited, and wondering to where it could lead, I laid my gun on the floor, and, sticking the candle in the trigger guard, took the ring in both hands, and pulled.
At last they took off their swords and gave their guns to their white Ma.
But one of his men, who had no fire-arms, wanted my gun and pistol.
All the time both Brodie and Benny kept their guns in their hands; two significant looks had been all that was needed to keep their two prisoners in mind of the fact that no escape now was possible.
The Canadians bombed their way systematically through these defenses, silencing the machine guns and clearing out the defenders.
It was battered to pieces by gunfire, and a half dozen sailors, picked up clinging to a buoy by a Danish ship, told of its commander and two seamen serving its only remaining gun until the last minute, when the commander's leg was blown off.
"But why should they pick out Bluff's gun of the lot?"
I brought him up standing, and after finding my gun, which had dropped to the ground, I went up to him and in a moment was in the saddle again, and went on my way rejoicing keeping straight on my course until I came to the ravines leading into Walnut Creek, twenty-five miles from Fort Larned, where the country became rougher, requiring me to travel slower and more carefully, as I feared the horse might fall over the bank, it being difficult to see anything five feet ahead.
Before another could be dropped, the man who manned the anti-aircraft gun fired again.
Instead of hurrying ahead and alarming the men in a quiet way, I instantly aimed my gun at the head and fired.
He swallowed his coffee scalding hot, rolled up some food and stuff for trading, in a light reindeer skin blanket, lashed it packwise on his back, shouldered his gun, and made off before the Trio came in to breakfast.
I saw guns belonging to other Batteries, and was told that some of ours were further behind.
He fought the Indians in early days and packed a gun for the outlaws--and to-day, gentlemen, he owns a farm as big as Spokane County.
Gents that handle their guns like they was born with a holster on the hip."
So at daybreak we set out, the sufferings of our men being greatly aggravated by the conduct of the regulars, who refused to carry a pound of baggage or place a hand upon the ropes by which we dragged our guns after us.
To save myself by flight was impossible, so without hesitation I stepped back about five paces, cocked my gun, drew one of the pistols out of my belt, and holding it in my left hand and the gun in my right, showed myself determined to fight for my life.
Going over on cloudy days when the heavy black clouds hang down to within fifty meters of the ground, spotting a group of trucks, a line of cars, or a battery of troops, then bombing them, shooting them up with your machine guns and shooting back up into the clouds midst a rain of luminous machine gun bullets from the ground is interesting work.
Honeycutt hastily set his gun down, leaning it against the wall with both hammers still back, and shambled to the table.
All was in readiness for putting our guns completely out of action.
The artillery officer who had found that he was not needed at the Pres-de-Ville after Montgomery's defeat, and who had hurried across the intervening half-mile, now occupied the corner houses, enlarged the embrasures, and trained his guns on the houses occupied by the enemy.
"Did you need your guns and swords?"
On this occasion the Turks again suffered heavy casualties in men and lost many machine guns.
Upon the wall hung a double-barreled gun, which he knew was loaded with buckshot, intended for the vagrant wild geese still seeking northern habitats.
"When you clean my gun," said Donnegan, "take the action to pieces and go over every part."