1 "I--I have a pistol," she whispered, clutching the weapon in her lap, perfectly certain that if death stared her in the face, she would be too frightened to pull the trigger.
2 Before he could even fumble at his belt, she pulled the trigger.
3 She had killed him just as surely as if it had been her finger that pulled the trigger.
4 Why, ma'am, it was simple enough; he pulled the trigger with his big toe.
5 He layed over on his side and put the end of the barrel in his mouth, then he drew up one foot and felt for the trigger.
6 But, instead of pulling the trigger, he lowered the muzzle again, and indulged himself in a fit of his peculiar mirth.
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7 Each cocked his pistol, and, with fingers on the trigger, walked up to Henry, saying, at the same time, if he did not cross his hands, they would blow his damned heart out.
8 If he aimed at some changing form through the smoke, he pulled the trigger with a fierce grunt, as if he were dealing a blow of the fist with all his strength.
9 And his finger sought the trigger of his pistol.
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10 On the boulevard he noticed that the pistol had no trigger.
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11 At the same moment, he pressed the trigger of his rifle.
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12 A man without a woman is a pistol without a trigger; it is the woman that sets the man off.
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13 Milady saw by the contraction of his countenance that the trigger was about to be pulled; she reached her hand quickly to her bosom, drew out a paper, and held it toward Athos.
14 Lying on his face, he rested his rifle upon a rock, and took a long and steady aim before drawing the trigger.
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15 "Only in search of events, Grandfather," she said, looking out of the window with that drowsy latency of manner which discovered so much force behind it whenever the trigger was pressed.
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