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On the fourth day of July following, a party of about two hundred Indians attacked Boonsborough, killed one man, and wounded two.
Now the giant whom the invisible had so rashly attacked was the Lord of the Sea, and the third son of the Queen of the Elements, and he had touched the youth with a magic ring which enabled a mortal to live under water.
The fatigue we had already suffered did not prevent our continuing our march all night: at last we entered a plain, where our drivers told us we might expect to be attacked by the Galles; nor was it long before our own eyes convinced us that we were in great danger, for we saw as we went along the dead bodies of a caravan who had been lately massacred, a sight which froze our blood, and filled us with pity and with horror.
Cornish was attacked as though he had suddenly become a public enemy, when he set out to establish the first telephone service.
On the night when we were imprisoned in that cell, in the midst of the Indian Ocean, had he not attacked some vessel?
And whoever shall fortify his town well, and shall have managed the other concerns of his subjects in the way stated above, and to be often repeated, will never be attacked without great caution, for men are always adverse to enterprises where difficulties can be seen, and it will be seen not to be an easy thing to attack one who has his town well fortified, and is not hated by his people.
He found that the snakes were even more easily attacked than on the previous day; no less than six were killed in the first half-hour.
I thought we were no longer in London, but in some horrible place where great beasts attacked us.
He reported that his regiment had been attacked by French cavalry and that, though the attack had been repulsed, he had lost more than half his men.
In the open they had never attacked save when the prey was weak or defenceless.
He was always keyed up, alert for attack, wary of being attacked, with an eye for sudden and unexpected missiles, prepared to act precipitately and coolly, to leap in with a flash of teeth, or to leap away with a menacing snarl.
Thereupon the Policeman left the man in a fit and attacked the Citizen, who, after receiving several severe contusions, ran away.