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I stood close by, but could not tell which blows told and which did not, they fell and vanished so like flashes of light.
When I struck the head of the island I never waited to blow, though I was most winded, but I shoved right into the timber where my old camp used to be, and started a good fire there on a high and dry spot.
It was never too hot or too cold; it could never rain, blow, hail, or snow, too hard for us to work in the field.
It showed itself in loud acclamations upon every change of fortune, while all eyes were so riveted on the lists, that the spectators seemed as if they themselves had dealt and received the blows which were there so freely bestowed.
All this brought the merchant to his senses, but the more he thought of it the less he could understand how the hunchback could have died merely from the blows he had received.
The mighty blows of the stranger went whistling around Robin's ducking head, while his own swift undercuts were fain to give the other an attack of indigestion.
He was resolved it should not escape if wild blows and darings of blows could seize it.
Above our heads the explosive booming gusts of wind passed continuously, justifying the sailor's saying "It blows great guns.
He defended himself vigorously, dealing crippling blows to right and left, and strewing the quarter-deck with the slain and wounded.
Every blow was shrewd to hurt; and he delivered a multitude of blows.
She was bewildered by the swiftness and savagery of Ponta's assault, and by the multitude of blows he struck.
The clang of blows, the cries of the stricken, the short, deep shout of the islanders, and the fierce whoops of the rovers, rose together in a deafening tumult, while the breath of the panting men went up in the wintry air like the smoke from a furnace.