In the very act of striking, his foot lodged on the first senseless body, and he catapulted
forward on his hands.
Before dawn, Captain Higgins ordered another catapulted
into the sky, to search the surrounding area.
The box catapulted,
dropped; and then, passing the Planetara's gravity area, it sailed in a long flat arc over the forest glade and crashed into the purple underbrush.