In spite of the wound he seized the musket and forcibly wrested it from our hero.
How so, I asked him, when that cannot wound without the application?
All you had to do when you got it inside a man was to turn it round a bit, and the wound gaped and tore.
The bullets of Allister and Clune might have gone home— they were intended to kill, not to wound.
And in the painful cleaning ...