A cannon ball struck the very end of the earth work by which he was standing, crumbling down the earth; a black ball flashed before his eyes and at the same instant plumped into something.
A cannon ball struck the ground quite near to a company of soldiers.
One cannon ball after another whistled by and struck the earthwork, a soldier, or a gun.
Another cannon ball flew through the air and struck a tree near by.
A second and a third cannon ball flew past.
Suddenly a cannon ball hissed so low above the crowd that everyone ducked.
The Irish numbering 25,000, and strongly posted behind marshy ground, at first maintained a vigorous resistance; but Ginkel having penetrated their line of defence, and their general being struck down by a cannon ball at this critical moment, they were at length overcome and routed with terrible slaughter.
He was continually imagining that a cannon ball was flying toward him with a terrific whizz, and then he shuddered and sat up.
Five paces from him, a cannon ball tore up the dry earth and disappeared.
The Frenchman was about to say something, when just above their heads, terrible and low, a cannon ball whistled, and it seemed to Pierre that the French officer's head had been torn off, so swiftly had he ducked it.