"It contains fifteen score nobles, or near a hundred pounds."
And now Gilbert of the White Hand led the shooting, and 'twas only by the space of a hairsbreadth upon the line that Tepus tied his score. Stout Elwyn, the Welshman, took third place; one of the private archers, named Geoffrey, come fourth; while Clifton must needs content himself with fifth.
For he was resolved to better his losing score of that day.
Yet the total score was adjudged in favor of Clifton.
Elwyn the Welshman was to precede him; and his score was no whit better than Geoffrey's.
I be in a great hurry, so I would prefer to take my great and good friend, Peter of Colfax, without interference; but, if you wish it otherwise; we be a score
strong within your walls, and nigh a thousand lie without.
One fragment, fully five pounds in weight, crashed on the log alongside of me, and such was its impact that it drove a score
of splinters, like fiery needles, into my leg.
Datchery, 'the old tavern way of keeping scores
. Illegible except to the scorer.
And so it was that a score of the fleetest and most doughty warriors of the tribe set out in pursuit of Korak and Akut but a few minutes after they had left the scene of The Killer's many depredations.
And then from behind him broke a hideous bedlam of savage war cries and a score of shrieking blacks were upon them.
"Joe is right; and, unless I'm mistaken, there is a group of about a score of natives on it now."
We cannot entertain a doubt on that score now," was the reply.