Amid the smoke, deafened by the incessant reports which always made him jump, Tushin not taking his pipe from his mouth ran from gun to gun, now aiming, now counting the charges, now giving orders about replacing dead or wounded horses and harnessing fresh ones, and shouting in his feeble voice, so high pitched and irresolute.
he was saying as he moved from the gun, when a strange, unfamiliar voice called above his head: "Captain Tushin
One invented a gun, and hardly was it cast, when one hastened to try it in the face of the enemy
Those fellows believe that one can't become a general without having served first as an ensign; which is as much as to say that one can't point a gun without having first cast it oneself
Two Tails, why are you afraid of the guns
when they fire?
They had the gun
, by this time, slewed round upon the swivel, and Hands, who was at the muzzle with the rammer, was in consequence the most exposed.
cried Levin, and looking round he perceived with satisfaction that Veslovsky, bent and stumbling with weariness, holding his gun
out at arm's length, was making his way out of the marsh towards the peasants.
were in rapid transit from Windsor, Portsmouth, Aldershot, Woolwich-- even from the north; among others, long wire-guns
of ninety- five tons from Woolwich.
Because the balls sent by this gun
are not ordinary balls, but little cases of glass.
The heavy concussions of the distant guns
and those incidental harmless pyrotechnics at the level of the clouds seemed to have as little to do with killing and force, terror and submission, as a salute at a naval review.
The honorable secretary of the Gun
Club wished himself to observe the vehicle of his daring friends.
For a moment only I stood irresolute, then throwing down my gun
I ran forward to my friend's assistance.