No mutilation, no gore; just an effacement—prompt and absolute—'there wasn't any.'
Gore could not see, but as he writhed he knew he was in the grip of the pirate captain.
But Quirl was heavier, and his arm harder, than Gore had supposed.
But it did not knock out Gore, and Quirl had to pay dearly for his error.
Stoddard is coming to take care of that man of hers that Gore ...