Ponta paused, as if to make doubly sure, then feinted with his left and struck fiercely with his right with all his strength.
The gong struck. The round ended with a break in Ponta's corner.
They struck, but no one was permitted to strike back, for behind them were the prison cells and the clubs of the stupid policemen--paid and professional fighters and beaters-up of men.
Each has sworn that the other struck the first blow; each has sworn that the other made an unprovoked assault on him.
Judge Witberg was painfully flustered, and as he hemmed and hawed and essayed to speak, Watson, looking at him, was struck by a sudden whim, and he determined on a grim and facetious antic.
The bullet, driving with momentum sufficient to perforate a man's body a mile distant, struck Tudor with such force as to pivot him, whirling him half around by the shock of its impact and knocking him down.
If you had been struck with one of your own bullets, a carriage and pair would have been none too large to drive through the hole it would have made.
At that moment a shot struck the shell of the Nautilus obliquely, without piercing it; and, rebounding near the Captain, was lost in the sea.
I went down at the moment another projectile struck the Nautilus, and I heard the Captain exclaim:
He killed Astynous, and Hypeiron shepherd of his people, the one with a thrust of his spear, which struck him above the nipple, the other with a sword-cut on the collar-bone, that severed his shoulder from his neck and back.
It struck the shield of the son of Tydeus; the bronze point pierced it and passed on till it reached the breastplate.
But the son of Tydeus caught up a mighty stone, so huge and great that as men now are it would take two to lift it; nevertheless he bore it aloft with ease unaided, and with this he struck Aeneas on the groin where the hip turns in the joint that is called the "cup-bone." The stone crushed this joint, and broke both the sinews, while its jagged edges tore away all the flesh.