Blow it,” he said, taking off the chain, “my mouth is too full of slime.
And you seized his cane in a fury, and broke it in returning the blow.
The blow was a bit too severe and the Egyptian fell down dead.
He rose with the blow; all his energy, from wrist to instep, was in that lifting drive.
The blow had fallen, even that which Lecorbeau had most dreaded.
To me, at least, the blow is easier to bear when I know that His beloved hand didn't strike it.
And yet it was a coward's blow, and one to stir the blood and loose the tongue of the most peaceful.
Then, he smote his thigh with a blow strong enough to kill an ox.
Men in his condition were apt to be as quick with a blow as with a caress.
It was the first time he had ever felt the cut of a whip, and the blow was not forgiven.