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" No, he can't break down that door," replied the barkeeper. "He's tried it three times. But when he comes you'd better lay down on the floor, stranger. He's dead sure to shoot at it, and a bullet may come through." Thereafter the drummer kept a strict... "
The Open Boat: And Other Tales of Adventure - Page 196
by Stephen Crane - 1898 - 336 pages
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McClure's Magazine ..., Volume 10

American literature - 1898
..." He's tried it three times. But when he conies you'd better lay down on the floor, stranger. He's dead sure to shoot at it, and a bullet may come through."...The men laughed low and scornfully at the question. " He's out to shoot, and he's out for trouble. Don't see any good in experiinentin' with him." " But...
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50 Great American Short Stories

Milton Crane - Fiction - 1984 - 502 pages
...barkeeper. "He's tried it three times. But when he comes you'd better lay down on the floor, stranger. He's dead sure to shoot at it, and a bullet may come through."...the wall. "Will he kill anybody?^ he said again. The man laughed low and scornfully at the question. lie's out to shoot, and he's out for trouble. Don't...
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The Red Badge of Courage, and Other Stories

Stephen Crane - Fiction - 1991 - 323 pages
...barkeeper. "He's tried it three times. But when he comes you'd better lay down on the floor, stranger. He's dead sure to shoot at it, and a bullet may come through."...the wall. "Will he kill anybody?" he said again. The man laughed low and scornfully at the question. "He's out to shoot, and he's out for trouble. Don't...
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Writing about Literature: A Guide for the Student Critic

W. F. Garrett-Petts - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 152 pages
...barkeeper. "He's tried it three times. But when he cuines you'd better lay down on the floor, stranger. He's dead sure to shoot at it. and a bullet may come through."...eye upon the door. The time had not yet been called tor him to hug the floor, but. as a minor precaution, he sidled near to the wall. "Will he kill anybody'."'...
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Stories of the Old West: Tales of the Mining Camp, Cavalry Troop, & Cattle Ranch

John D. Seelye - Fiction - 2000 - 475 pages
...bar-keeper. "He's tried it three times. But when he comes you'd better lay down on the floor, stranger. He's dead sure to shoot at it, and a bullet may come through."...The men laughed low and scornfully at the question. "He's out to shoot, and he's out for trouble. Don't see any good in experimentin' with him." "But what...
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