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As soon as the rifle bore on the victim, Natty drew his trigger, and the partridge fell from its height with a force that buried it in the snow.
It was a desperate chance to take, and I realized it in the instant that I threw the gun up from my hip and pulled the trigger.
With a bound he was upon his feet and at the same instant brought his other gun from his side and levelled it upon the man who had released him; but as his finger tightened upon the trigger Virginia Maxon sprang between them and grasping von Horn's wrist deflected the muzzle of the gun just as the cartridge exploded.
But even as he spoke, I was leveling my rifle upon the great brute below; and as he ceased speaking, I squeezed the trigger.
A score of times, with arms that shook from weakness, he would draw a sight on the animal and refrain from pulling the trigger.
He could shoot in the dark with never an aim, pullin' trigger with the second finger and pointing with the first finger laid straight along the barrel.
And then all I have to do is pull the trigger, eight times, as fast as I can quiver my finger.
I saw in his eye, that if I flinched, he would draw the trigger.
A touch upon the trigger and all would have been well with Carter Druse.
I covered his left shoulder and pulled the trigger as he was almost upon me.
He had eyes, not for her, but for the hammer, which had risen under the pressure of her forefinger on the trigger.
Of course," he repeated, when for the third time his thought passed again round the same spellbound circle of memories and images, and pulling the revolver to the left side of his chest, and clutching it vigorously with his whole hand, as it were, squeezing it in his fist, he pulled the trigger.