It was my good fortune to meet him when he was out of condition. He spat out a mouthful of blood and returned to the conflict, defending his nose with all the ferocity of a lioness defending her whelps. "Look out! Take care!" a timely voice whispered on my left. Something flashed in my opponent's hands in the gaslight. I backed to the partition. We had a terrible mix-up just then.
"You be dem youshef!" shrieked Walkandnyam "and de red wadding be dem!" as he took a screw, and hooked out, not a cartridge certainly, but his own nightcap, full of yams and salt fish, smashed into a paste by Jericho's rammer. In the frenzy of his rage, he dashed this into his opponent's face, and they both stripped in a second.
If you will permit personal examples, you Americans have made ere now your national heroes out of men whose reasoning powers remained those of a college sophomore, who were unable to state an opponent's position with fairness, who lacked wholly the judicial quality, who were vainglorious and extravagant, who had, in short, the mind of an exuberant barbarian; but you instantly forget their intellectual defects in the presence of their abounding physical and moral energy, their freedom from any taint of personal corruption, their whole-souled desire and effort for the public good.
Then Landsberg looked up, and for the hundredth part of a second caught his opponent's gaze. Landsberg's aim was unerringly directed on his man, when suddenly his hand began to shake, and he fired blindly, just as he heard Güntz's bullet whistle past him. Güntz stood unharmed, a happy smile on his good-natured, open face. Reimers hastened up to him and seized his hand.
If he interrupted the sweet-tempered clergyman submitted, and went on. If he differed modest Mr. Mirabel said, in the most amiable manner, "I daresay I am wrong," and handled the topic from his opponent's point of view. Never had such a perfect Christian sat before at Mr. Wyvil's table: not a hard word, not an impatient look, escaped him.
Raymond saw that he had rushed into a pitfall of his own making he was entirely in his opponent's hands and like the mean cur he was, immediately began to sue for forgiveness and terms of peace. "Hush!" he cried, glancing at the door. "Don't say any more, the servants might hear. I'm very sorry I did it, but you know how it was; I was pushed for money, I say, you haven't told any one, have you?"
I admit it does not; but there may be a narration, and even somewhat long, concerning the probable causes of innocence in the accused, as his former integrity of life, the opponent's motives for endangering the life of a guiltless person, and other circumstances arguing the incredibility of the accusation.
He wore the friendly smile of the good-natured guest who is led forward by his hostess to join in some game to amuse the children. Suddenly his opponent's long left shot out. The Kid, who had been strolling forward, received it under the chin, and continued to stroll forward as if nothing of note had happened. He gave the impression of being aware that Mr.
His first lunge at Diggle was neatly parried, and the two, oblivious of all that was happening around them, looked full into each other's eyes, read grim determination there, and fought with a cold fury that meant death to the first that gave an opening to his opponent's sword. If motive counted, if the right cause could always win, the issue admitted of no doubt.
Jackson was always made the kind of "flying man" of the team, and was nothing more or less than a forward. He always joined the latter division when they were attacking an opponent's goal, and retired well up among the backs when his club were pressed at the lines. In 1886 Mr. Jackson played against Wales, and was also included in the team against Ireland in 1888. ~John Buchanan.~ Although Mr.