In this crisis, Hawkeye found means to get behind the same tree as that which served for a cover to Heyward; most of his own combatants being within call, a little on his right, where they maintained rapid, though fruitless, discharges on their sheltered enemies.
It consists mainly in ready hand, a quick eye and a good cover. Now, if you had a company of the Royal Americans here, in what manner would you set them to work in this business?"
If it had been the purpose of some enemy to delay him, he had succeeded well, thought Carthoris, as he unlocked the cover
of the second dial the first having shown that its pointer had not been set at all.
"He wants to face us out of sight and reason, and make us think the head of a red-skin is a stone covered
with the autumn leaf; or he has some other devilish artifice in his mind!"
He struck the middle of Menelaus's shield with his spear but could not pierce it, and to save his life drew back under cover of his men, looking round him on every side lest he should be wounded.
The others, therefore, with their heavy armour bore the brunt of the fight with the Trojans and with Hector, while the Locrians shot from behind, under their cover; and thus the Trojans began to lose heart, for the arrows threw them into confusion.
And when the children ran in that afternoon, they found the Giant lying dead under the tree, all covered
with white blossoms.
This point is said to present one of the most beautiful scenes on the Columbia; a lovely meadow, with a silver sheet of limpid water in the center, enlivened by wild-fowl, a range of hills crowned by forests, while the prospect is closed by Mount Hood, a magnificent mountain rising into a lofty peak, and covered with snow; the ultimate landmark of the first explorers of the river.
About thirty miles above Point Vancouver the mountains again approach on both sides of the river, which is bordered by stupendous precipices, covered with the fir and the white cedar, and enlivened occasionally by beautiful cascades leaping from a great height, and sending up wreaths of vapor.
The straight road was nearer but little used and had no stakes, or only poor ones covered
The bolas, or balls, are of two kinds: the simplest, which is chiefly used for catching ostriches, consists of two round stones, covered
with leather, and united by a thin plaited thong, about eight feet long.
Each of the vegetable folks bore a branch covered
with sharp thorns, which was thrust defiantly toward the horse, the kitten and the piglets.