He held the pellet above the mouth of the bottle, but his eyes were on his pupils.
The maiden took the pellet into her mouth again and said: “Now all is well!”
The pellet began to glow fiercely, throwing off an intense heat.
Gregory nodded bleakly, sobering at once, and swallowed the pellet.
That is, the motion looked like a toss, but the pellet traveled like a bullet.