All that can be said is, it was such that he again raised himself in his stirrups, and, grasping his sword more firmly with both hands, he came down on the Biscayan with such fury, smiting him full over the cushion and over the head, that- even so good a shield proving useless- as if a mountain had fallen on him, he began to bleed from nose, mouth, and ears, reeling as if about to fall backwards from his mule, as no doubt he would have done had he not flung his arms about its neck; at the same time, however, he slipped his feet out of the stirrups and then unclasped
his arms, and the mule, taking fright at the terrible blow, made off across the plain, and with a few plunges flung its master to the ground.
When he was within about fifty feet of me he unclasped
an enormous metal armlet, and holding it toward me in the open palm of his hand, addressed me in a clear, resonant voice, but in a language, it is needless to say, I could not understand.
He took it and held the flame to Hattersley's hands, till, roaring like a wild beast, the latter unclasped
them and let him go.
Did he fear going to the war, or was he sad at leaving his wife?- perhaps both, but evidently he did not wish to be seen in that mood, for hearing footsteps in the passage he hurriedly unclasped
his hands, stopped at a table as if tying the cover of the small box, and assumed his usual tranquil and impenetrable expression.
Gently I unclasped
her hands from about my neck, and still holding them in mine I told her the story of my love for Dejah Thoris.
I sat down in the vacant chair--gently unclasped
the poor, worn, restless fingers, and took both her hands in mine.
He could see her as she unclasped from her neck the locket which she fastened about his own.
The priest, bending over him, unclasped the chain and removed it from the dead soldier's neck.
She had already unclasped
two costly bracelets and a collar, which she hastened to proffer to the supposed outlaw, concluding naturally that to gratify his avarice was to bespeak his favour.
She had unclasped
her hand, and was in the act of stepping forward, when Rachael caught her in both arms with a scream that resounded over the wide landscape.
For only an instant my curiosity was piqued, and then I replaced the torch in my pocket-pouch, but my fingers had not unclasped
from it when there rushed to my memory the recollection of the conversation between Lakor and his companion when the lesser thern had quoted the words of Thurid and scoffed at them: "And what think you of the ridiculous matter of the light?
the necklet quickly; quickly, without looking, laid it inside.