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He held the pistol in his right hand at arm's length, apparently afraid of shooting himself with it.
Cover yourself with your pistol!" ejaculated Nesvitski.
D'Arnot and Monsieur Flaubert had examined both pistols. The two men who were to face each other a moment later stood silently while Monsieur Flaubert recited the conditions they were to observe.
At a signal from Monsieur Flaubert they were to walk in opposite directions, their pistols hanging by their sides.
D'Artagnan seized a pistol and cocked it, hoping that the double click of the spring would stop his enemy.
D'Artagnan, drunk with despair, hurled his pistol to the ground.
Riach cried; and then to me: "Hark ye, David," he said, "do ye ken where the pistols are?"
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.
"It will certainly be a duel which we shall have to fight," said the other, examining the priming of his pistols. "And what a duel!" 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.
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.