Towards Spring, we were frequently harassed by Indians; and, in May, 1782, a party assaulted
Ashton's station, killed one man, and took a Negro prisoner.
The Yanguesans, seeing themselves assaulted
by only two men while they were so many, betook themselves to their stakes, and driving the two into the middle they began to lay on with great zeal and energy; in fact, at the second blow they brought Sancho to the ground, and Don Quixote fared the same way, all his skill and high mettle availing him nothing, and fate willed it that he should fall at the feet of Rocinante, who had not yet risen; whereby it may be seen how furiously stakes can pound in angry boorish hands.
de Treville nor the Musketeers to complain, but, on the contrary, for him, whose people the Musketeers had assaulted
and whose hotel they had endeavored to burn.
After this crossing the youth assured himself that at any moment they might be suddenly and fearfully assaulted
from the caves of the lowering woods.
As for Porthos, he assaulted
the foe with such violence that, although his sword was thrust aside, the enemy was thrown off his horse and fell about ten steps from it.
And with his keen sword Endicott assaulted
the hallowed Maypole.
In the course of it, New England suffered much injury from the French and Indians, who often came through the woods from Canada and assaulted
the frontier towns.
I have required your assistance, my friends,” he cried, in a low voice, “in order to arrest Nathaniel Bumppo, commonly called the Leather-Stocking He has assaulted
a magistrate, and resisted the execution of a search-war rant, by threatening the life of a constable with his rifle.
A third more violent Rap than ever again assaulted
Again, he assaulted
a man of rubicund visage, and told him that few bosom serpents had more of the devil in them than those that breed in the vats of a distillery.
It would have taken a century, he repeatedly said to himself, and said also to Alice Staverton, it would have taken a longer absence and a more averted mind than those even of which he had been guilty, to pile up the differences, the newnesses, the queernesses, above all the bignesses, for the better or the worse, that at present assaulted
his vision wherever he looked.
I had no doubt that the gang of roughs who assaulted
me had carried off both my hat and the bird.