There was a second crack, and the freebooter dropped under the jingal and never moved.
"Say, I fancy I see a bunch of 'em just beyond the jingal," said Buck.
Every jingal, musket, and rifle in the jong was then loosed off in any and every direction.
But normally, in the latter stages of its flight, the jingal bullet lets you know it is coming.
But with the pressure upon the trigger the barrel of the Chinese jingal deviated slightly in the same direction.
Some jingal bullets did on occasion fall fairly near the bridge, and one mule was actually hit in the act of crossing.
The jingal was fired no more, the musketry had dropped, and the stillness remained perfectly unbroken.
The enemy kept up a continuous but ineffectual fire from the ridge, none of their jingal bullets falling anywhere near us.
The jingal, for instance, is a delightful weapon at that range.
In the event of a rapid retreat the jingal remains to become the spoil of the captor.