The ungainly man ... came into view, with as much rapidity as he could excite his meager beast to endure without coming to an open rupture.
When their foes... were within a few rods, the rifle of Hawkeye slowy rose... and pured out it's fatal contents.
Life is an obligation which friends often owe each other in the wilderness.
James Fenimore Cooper
The Last of the Mohicans