The arrow that he sped from his cross-bow struck in the yellow flanks.
He snatched a cross-bow from the rack about the mainmast, fitted a shaft to it and took aim.
Sakr-el-Bahr replaced the cross-bow in the rack, and came slowly up to the poop.
Next, from the wall he took down a cross-bow, and from a corner a moulinet for winding it.
"Aboot the cross-bow an' the birdie, ye ...