" Yes," said Hilton; " every minute is precious; but I am afraid that we are going to a war of words, and not to a war of weapons.
It's true, as you say, that every man should have his own weapons;
but some among us, you see, ha'n't got 'em, and it's for that we've been waiting.
He seems to have a weakness for these Arab weapons,
on this night, at least, three having passed through his hands.