I had scrambled out of the coach and was instinctively settling my cravat, when somebody brushed roughly by me, and I heard a smart thwack
upon the coachman's ear.
"Not while I have a stout stick to thwack
your saucy bones!" cried Robin.
that business consisted in fetching the Commodore's craft such a thwack
, that with all his pumps going he made straight for the nearest port to heave down and repair.
Hatfield, with his cane, administered a resounding thwack
upon the animal's skull, and sent it yelping back to me with a clamorous outcry that afforded the reverend gentleman great amusement: but seeing me so near, he thought, I suppose, he might as well be taking his departure; and, as I stooped to caress the dog, with ostentatious pity to show my disapproval of his severity, I heard him say: 'When shall I see you again, Miss Murray?'
By the side of the column walked a huge red-headed bowman, with his hands thrown out in argument and expostulation, while close at his heels followed a little wrinkled woman who poured forth a shrill volley of abuse, varied by an occasional thwack
from her stick, given with all the force of her body, though she might have been beating one of the forest trees for all the effect that she seemed likely to produce.
His pine tree went so deep into the ground, and stuck there so fast, that, before Antaeus could get it out, Hercules brought down his club across his shoulders with a mighty thwack
, which made the Giant roar as if ali sorts of intolerable noises had come screeching and rumbling out of his immeasurable lungs in that one cry.
"Then your feelings are less superfine than I took them to be; you must be a coarse, callous character, to bear such a thwack
without staggering under it."
"You blackguard!" I cried, and with a single thwack
I felled the ruffian to the floor.
"I did not fall," said Sancho Panza, "but from the shock I got at seeing my master fall, my body aches so that I feel as if I had had a thousand thwacks
But the stranger warded the blow and once again thwacked
Robin, and this time so fairly that he fell heels over head into the water, as the queen pin falls in a game of bowls.
Razumov belaboured Ziemianitch with an insatiable fury, in great volleys of sounding thwacks
. Except for the violent movements of Razumov nothing stirred, neither the beaten man nor the spoke-like shadows on the walls.
The soldiers left the room with him, pushing him before them with stout thwacks
, which Gringoire bore like a true stoical philosopher.