and resolved to make a full disclosure if I should see any such new occasion as a new chance of helping in the discovery of the assailant
Before going into this, I would draw your attention to the fact that, if Alec Cunningham's narrative was correct, and if the assailant
, after shooting William Kirwan, had instantly fled, then it obviously could not be he who tore the paper from the dead man's hand.
Her defender, whom she dreaded more than her assailant
, having reluctantly disappeared, the farmer continued his reprimand, which Tess took with the greatest coolness, that sort of attack being independent of sex.
The green warrior was much put to it to hold his own, and I felt that the unequal struggle could last but a moment longer when the huge fellow discovered my plight, and tearing himself from those that surrounded him, he raked the assailant
from my back with a single sweep of his blade, and thus relieved I had little difficulty with the others.
Fawcett is unable to furnish any description of his assailant
, but is of opinion that more than one were engaged in the commission of the crime.
When we see an eager assailant
of one of these wrongs, a special reformer, we feel like asking him, What right have you, sir, to your one virtue?
It appeared that on receiving the bullet the bull had turned and come straight for his assailant
, who had barely time to get out of his way, and then charged on blindly past him, in the direction of our encampment.
Before a second assailant
could gain a foothold on the gallery, the formidable hunchback leaped to the head of the ladder, without uttering a word, seized the ends of the two uprights with his powerful hands, raised them, pushed them out from the wall, balanced the long and pliant ladder, loaded with vagabonds from top to bottom for a moment, in the midst of shrieks of anguish, then suddenly, with superhuman force, hurled this cluster of men backward into the Place.
He was too shrewd to allow those long hairy arms to encircle him, and just as their bodies were about to crash together, Tarzan of the Apes grasped one of the huge wrists of his assailant
, and, springing lightly to one side, drove his knife to the hilt into Kerchak's body, below the heart.
Because some fool, or a rogue pretending to be a fool, strikes a man, that man is to be dishonoured for his whole life, unless he wipes out the disgrace with blood, or makes his assailant
beg forgiveness on his knees
That a man should lie in wait for and follow a very handsome woman is no unheard-of thing, and if he has so little audacity that he not only dared not address her, but even fled from her approach, he was not a very formidable assailant
Once he had a fancy that a bullet tore by his ear, and that the clouds and snowflakes were lit by a flash, but he never even turned his head to see what new assailant
whirled past them in the void.