Among these, the most formidable was a burly, roaring, roystering blade, of the name of Abraham, or, according to the Dutch abbreviation, Brom Van Brunt, the hero of the country round, which rang with his feats of strength and hardihood.
This rantipole hero had for some time singled out the blooming Katrina for the object of his uncouth gallantries, and though his amorous toyings were something like the gentle caresses and endearments of a bear, yet it was whispered that she did not altogether discourage his hopes.
But it is meet I should, in the true spirit of romantic story, give some account of the looks and equipments of my hero and his steed.
Brom Bones, however, was the hero of the scene, having come to the gathering on his favorite steed Daredevil, a creature, like himself, full of mettle and mischief, and which no one but himself could manage.
Just sufficient time had elapsed to enable each storyteller to dress up his tale with a little becoming fiction, and, in the indistinctness of his recollection, to make himself the hero of every exploit.
When the boar perceived the tailor, it ran on him with foaming mouth and whetted tusks, and was about to throw him to the ground, but the hero fled and sprang into a chapel which was near and up to the window at once, and in one bound out again.
On the grim Pequod’s forecastle, ye shall ere long see him, beating his tambourine; prelusive of the eternal time, when sent for, to the great quarter-deck on high, he was bid strike in with angels, and beat his tambourine in glory; called a coward here, hailed a hero there!
Admiral Nelson, also, on a capstan of gun-metal, stands his mast-head in Trafalgar Square; and ever when most obscured by that London smoke, token is yet given that a hidden hero is there; for where there is smoke, must be fire.
Cat and Toys Amusement Becky Thatcher Paying Off After the Battle "Showing Off" Not Amiss Mary Tom Contemplating Dampened Ardor Youth Boyhood Using the “Barlow" The Church Necessities Tom as a Sunday-School Hero The Prize At Church The Model Boy The Church Choir A Side Show Result of Playing in Church The Pinch-Bug Sid Dentistry Huckleberry Finn Mother Hopkins Result of Tom’s Truthfulness Tom as an Artist Interrupted Courtship The Master Vain Pleading Tail Piece The Grave in the Woods Tom Meditates Robin Hood and his Foe Death of Robin Hood Midnight Tom’s Mode of Egress Tom’s Effort at Prayer Muff Potter Outwitted The Graveyard Forewarnings Disturbing Muff’s Sleep Tom’s Talk with his Aunt Muff Potter A Suspicious Incident Injun Joe’s two Victims In the Coils Peter Aunt Polly seeks Information A General Good Time Demoralized Joe Harper On Board Their First Prize The Pirates Ashore Wild Life The Pirate’s Bath The Pleasant Stroll The Search for the Drowned The Mysterious Writing River View What Tom Saw Tom Swims the River Taking Lessons The Pirates’ Egg Market Tom Looking for Joe’s Knife The Thunder Storm Terrible Slaughter The Mourner Tom’s Proudest Moment Amy Lawrence Tom tries to Remember The Hero A Flirtation Becky Retaliates A Sudden Frost Counter-irritation Aunt Polly Tom justified The Discovery Caught in the Act Tom Astonishes the School Literature Tom Declaims Examination Evening On Exhibition Prize Authors The Master’s Dilemma The School House The Cadet Happy for Two Days Enjoying the Vacation The Stolen Melons The Judge Visiting the Prisoner Tom Swears The Court Room The Detective Tom Dreams The Treasure The Private Conference A King; Poor Fellow!
The fresh-crowned hero fell without firing a shot.