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Then they rushed together, and that fray was fierce.
Aouda had escaped unharmed, and Fix alone bore marks of the fray in his black and blue bruise.
I will not be long in joining you, for I too am eager for the fray.
They had, besides this, used every art to lessen fatigue and danger to themselves and their soldiers, not killing in the fray, but taking prisoners and liberating without ransom.