The Indian girl had been hurried off by her people at the outbreak of the affray. She would have returned, through the dangers of the fight, to her husband and her child, but was prevented by her brother.
We cannot but remark that both in this affair and that of Pierre's Hole the affray commenced by a hostile act on the part of white men at the moment when the Indian warrior was extending the hand of amity.
'On the 27th ult., in an affray
near Carthage, Leake county, Mississippi, between James Cottingham and John Wilburn, the latter was shot by the former, and so horribly wounded, that there was no hope of his recovery.
There were, moreover, Gothic letters, Hebrew letters, Greek letters, and Roman letters, pell-mell; the inscriptions overflowed at haphazard, on top of each other, the more recent effacing the more ancient, and all entangled with each other, like the branches in a thicket, like pikes in an affray
. It was, in fact, a strangely confused mingling of all human philosophies, all reveries, all human wisdom.
I say this lest thou shouldst imagine that because we have been drubbed in this affray
we have therefore suffered any indignity; for the arms those men carried, with which they pounded us, were nothing more than their stakes, and not one of them, so far as I remember, carried rapier, sword, or dagger."
Dantes was almost glad of this affray
, and almost pleased at being wounded, for they were rude lessons which taught him with what eye he could view danger, and with what endurance he could bear suffering.
In the meantime, Crooks and M'Lellan had learnt the cause of the affray
, and were each eager to take the quarrel into their own hands.
But Ivanhoe was like the war-horse of that sublime passage, glowing with impatience at his inactivity, and with his ardent desire to mingle in the affray
of which these sounds were the introduction.
The mob hitherto had been passive spectators of the scene, but as the intelligence of the Pickwickians being informers was spread among them, they began to canvass with considerable vivacity the propriety of enforcing the heated pastry-vendor's proposition: and there is no saying what acts of personal aggression they might have committed, had not the affray
been unexpectedly terminated by the interposition of a new-comer.
As he was reading, an affray
arose between two gentlemen in the room, who were both partially intoxicated.
"It was sometimes the case," continued Grandfather, "that affrays
happened between such wild young men as these and small parties of the soldiers.
Such sordid things as stabbing affrays
were evidently not fit subjects for conversation with a lady.