He and his men then rapidly retreated, re-loading as they went.
Outside, the clatter of the ramrods in the guns could be heard; the troops were re-loading their arms.
Then he lit the pile at the four corners and climbed on to it, re-loading the gun.
In a few minutes I got round a large rock table and saw him carelessly sitting on a stone and re-loading.
They were engaged in re-loading their guns; and the Coromantee was left free to continue his struggles without interruption.
The Indian in the meantime had run forward, and screened himself behind a large white oak, where he was re-loading his gun.
The men in reserve, while the first half were re-loading, fired at the approaching foe.
"Now you have some slight idea of what the result would be if we should attempt to run away," he said while re-loading the gun.
It was the earnest action of re-loading them that had caused that momentary interval of silence.