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He held the pistol in his right hand at arm's length, apparently afraid of shooting himself with it.
At a signal from Monsieur Flaubert they were to walk in opposite directions, their pistols hanging by their sides.
Not once had Tarzan raised his pistol hand from where it hung beside his leg.
Fouquet hurled far from him, into the river, the two pistols D'Artagnan might have seized, and dismounting from his horse - "I am your prisoner, monsieur," said he; "will you take my arm, for I see you are ready to faint?
D'Artagnan, drunk with despair, hurled his pistol to the ground.
Then he gave me from the rack a cutlass (of which there were a few besides the firearms), choosing it with great care, shaking his head and saying he had never in all his life seen poorer weapons; and next he set me down to the table with a powder-horn, a bag of bullets and all the pistols, which he bade me charge.
And, now" said he, "do you keep on charging the pistols, and give heed to me.
Handing one of the pistols to Raoul, he added, "In this duel, we shall be two to one; but you must be prepared for everything, for we shall be fighting the most terrible adversary that you can imagine.
But since you abuse my confidence, since you have devised a new torture after I thought I had exhausted them all, then, Count of Monte Cristo my pretended benefactor -- then, Count of Monte Cristo, the universal guardian, be satisfied, you shall witness the death of your friend;" and Morrel, with a maniacal laugh, again rushed towards the pistols.
Then we are to have no more pistols -- no more despair?
Our company were now arrived within a mile of Highgate, when the stranger turned short upon Jones, and pulling out a pistol, demanded that little bank-note which Partridge had mentioned.
The pistol barrel touched my cheek as he said the last words.