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"I ought to find the connection and explode it," repeated Caradoc doggedly.
Hurriedly he tried a half dozen more cartridges but they refused to explode.
At that very moment the Arabella seemed to explode as she swept by.
The flame is so completely hollow that even it cannot explode the powder.
That they could not explode of themselves in that way seems certain.
"La Liberté was no longer there to explode," Delcassé objected grimly.
His appearance in the fray was like that of a bombshell timed to explode in its midst.
It also, happily, failed to explode, but we were sure some one must have been killed by it.
It was a lot easier just to let her explode and then fizzle out.
And after all, their bombshell did not hurt anybody when they did explode it.