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No one saw him and Buck go off through the orchard on what Buck imagined was merely a stroll.
Then the rope tightened mercilessly, while Buck struggled in a fury, his tongue lolling out of his mouth and his great chest panting futilely.
The man sprang for his throat, but Buck was too quick for him.
Why, Buck, they might have scalped us all, you've been so slow in coming.
Never mind, Buck, my boy," says the old man, "you'll have show enough, all in good time, don't you fret about that.
At the same instant that she heard this unexpected report, the buck sprang from the snow to a great height in the air, and directly a second discharge, similar in sound to the first, followed, when the animal came to the earth, failing head long and rolling over on the crust with its own velocity.
Did ye think to stop a full-grown buck, with Hector and the slut open upon him within sound, with that pop-gun in your hand
Yet upon a night there was a dispute between two bucks--a grazing-quarrel such as ye now settle with the horns and the fore-feet--and it is said that as the two spoke together before the First of the First of the Tigers lying among the flowers, a buck pushed him with his horns, and the First of the Tigers forgot that he was the master and judge of the Jungle, and, leaping upon that buck, broke his neck.
Then some of us said this and some of us said that, but he saw the dead buck among the flowers, and asked who had killed, and we of the Jungle would not tell because the smell of the blood made us foolish.
Ye see that buck," I said, pointing the animal out to the party before me.
If you want meat," I remarked coolly, "go fetch that buck.
Supper being over, the redoubtable Shee-wee-she-ouaiter, for such was the simple name by which he announced himself, declared his intention of keeping company with the party for a day or two, if they had no objection; and by way of backing his self-invitation, presented the carcass of the buck as an earnest of his hunting abilities.