The conflict was ushered in by their insulting the enemy with unseemly gestures, and by a horrible noise the men raising their battle-shout, and the women and children increasing the din by drumming on the leathern covers of the waggons.

They raised their own battle-shout in response, and, seizing their arms, sallied out and made a fierce attack upon the foe, fighting so desperately that the Æquians were prevented from interrupting the work of the outer army. All the remainder of the night the battle went on, and when day broke the Æquians found that a ditch and a palisade of stakes had been made around their entire camp.

These scythed chariots faced the Greeks, whose ranks they were intended to break. But when the battle-shout was given, and the dense mass of Greeks rushed forward at a rapid pace, the Persians before them broke into a sudden panic and fled, the drivers of the chariots leaping wildly to the ground and joining in the flight.

They marched not with the trumpet's blast, Nor bade the horn peal out, And the laurel-groves, as on they passed, Rung with no battle-shout! They asked no clarion's voice to fire Their souls with an impulse high; But the Dorian reed and the Spartan lyre For the sons of liberty!

AgainPytheas screamed with agonythe Athenian’s clutch seemed weakening. Againflesh and blood could not stand such battering long. If Lycon could endure this, there was only one end to the pentathlon. “Help thou me, Athena of the Gray Eyes! For the glory of Athens, my father, my wife!” The cry of Glauconhalf prayer, half battle-shoutpealed above the bellowing stadium.

They could see men falling among the foe, but still Pausanias stood beside the seers, still he gave no signal to advance. The omens doubtless were unfavourable. His men never shifted a foot as the storm of death flew over them. Their rigidity was more terrifying than any battle-shout.

Marble halls deserted to sinful amusements will yet be dedicated for religious assemblage. All these castles of sin are to be captured for God as we go forth with the battle-shout that Oliver Cromwell rang out at the head of his troops as he rode in on the field of Naseby: "Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered!"

And his hand swept over the strings of his harp, awaking the deeper chords, like the sound of a nimble people dancing their steps on bronze, and the music rolled away into the night's own silence, and the voice of Arleon rose: "When there is blood in the bath she knows there is war in the mountains and longs for the battle-shout of kingly men." And suddenly all shouted, "Carcassonne!"

The conflict was ushered in by their insulting the enemy with unseemly gestures, and by a horrible noise the men raising their battle-shout, and the women and children increasing the din by drumming on the leathern covers of the waggons.