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" I struck my knife at one of his eyes, and, by some singular fortune, cut it out clean from the socket. The shark darted back, and halted. In an instant, hope and reason came to my relief; and it occurred to me, that, if I could only blind the monster,... "
The Metropolitan - Page 302
1845
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The Sporting Sketch Book: A Series of Characteristic Papers, by the Most ...

John William Carleton - Fox hunting - 1842 - 200 pages
...from the socket. The shark darted back, and halted. In an instant, hope and reason came to my relief; and it occurred to me, that, if I could only blind...when he was about half an inch off, turned upon his back. This was the critical moment. With a most unaccountable presence of mind, I laid hold of his...
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Sporting Scenes and Sundry Sketches: Being the Miscellaneous ..., Volume 1

J. Cypress - American literature - 1842
...the socket. The shark darted back, and halted. In an instant hope and and reason came to my relief ; and it occurred to me, that if I could only blind...when he was about half an inch off, turned upon his back. This was the critical moment. With a most unaccountable presence of mind, I laid hold of his...
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The Sporting review, ed. by 'Craven'., Volume 7

John William Carleton - 1842
...from the socket. The shark darted back, and halted. In an instant, hope and reason came to my relief; and it occurred to me that, if I could only blind...when he was about half an inch off, turned upon his back. This was the critical moment. With a most unaccountable presence of mind, I laid held of his...
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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal

Edinburgh (Scotland) - 1843
...from the socket. The shark darted back, and halted. In an instant, hope and reason came to my relief, and it occurred to me that, if I could only blind the monster, 1 might yet escape. Accordingly, I stood ready for the next attack. The loss of an eye did not seem...
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The Naval and military sketch book, and history of adventure by flood and field

...from the socket. The shark darted back and halted. In an instant hope and reason came to my relief, and it occurred to me that if I could only blind the...shaking his head once or twice, he came up to me, and — when he was about half an inch off, turned upon his back. This was the critical moment. With...
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Traits of American Humour, Volume 2

Thomas Chandler Haliburton - American wit and humor - 1852
...from the socket. The shark darted back, and halted. In an instant, hope and reason came to my relief; and it occurred to me, that if I could only blind...when he was about half an inch off, turned upon his back. This was the critical moment. With a most unaccountable presence of mind, I laid hold of his...
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A Quarter Race in Kentucky: And Other Sketches, Illustrative of Scenes ...

William Trotter Porter - 1846 - 199 pages
...from the socket. The shark darted back, and halted. In an instant, hope and reason came to my relief; and it occurred to me, that if I could only blind...when he was about half an inch off, turned upon his back. This was the critical moment. With a most unaccountable presence of mind, I laid hold of his...
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Cyclopaedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and ..., Volume 2

Evert Augustus Duyckinck - American literature - 1856
...hope and reason came to my relief; and it occurred to me. that if I could only blind the monster, 1 might yet escape. Accordingly, I stood ready for the...when he was about half an inch off, turned upon his back. This w.~,s the critical moment. With a most unaccountable presence of mind, I laid hold of his...
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Cyclopaedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and ..., Volume 2

Evert Augustus Duyckinck, George Long Duyckinck - American literature - 1856
...from the socket. The shark darted back, and halted. In an instant hope and reason came to my relief; and it occurred to me, that if I could only blind...an eye did not seem to affect him much, for, after shnking his head once or twice, he came up to me again . and when he was about half an inch off, turned...
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Cyclopaedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and ..., Volume 2

Evert Augustus Duyckinck, George Long Duyckinck - American literature - 1856
...from the so'cket. The shark darted back, and halted. In an instant hope and reason came to my relief; and it occurred to me, that if I could only blind the monster, I might yet escape. Accordingly, I stooil ready for the next attack. The loss of an eye did not seem to affect him much, for, after shakiLg...
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