The distance was so short that the enemy could be reached before they had time to re-load.
On account of the hurry and darkness, I had not attempted to re-load it.
There was no time to re-load, so Arrowhead dropped his gun and ran.
Now the first thing was to re-load the gun; but what was to be done then?
This gave time to the old man to re-load and to pick off another wolf.
"Re-load your pistols," cried one of the seconds, and they did so.
A few minutes served to change the locks of his rifle, draw the wet charges, dry out the barrels, and re-load.
It was closely followed, however, by the dogs, and the chief availed himself of the opportunity to re-load.
Lieutenant Delamain fired at the lion without killing him, and then again retreated to re-load.
He carried a single-barrelled gun with a flint lock in his right hand and a bullet in his mouth, ready to re-load.