Curls is a bit late on the scene to make useful comments.
“He SHOT an arrow,”
“Right thru a tree!”
“And we knew right then,”
“No ‘marksman’ He!”
Don’t speak to him, just give him a penetrating look.
Curls: Master of gratuitous wit.
Always, there’s been the kibitzer.
That’s what the girls told me in college
Must be a Balsa tree.
Fella, you do not want to annoy someone who can pull a bow that strong.
Perhaps most readers were (are) baffled. B.C. “arrowed” the tree from one side. Then, he walked to the other side. The approaching bystander made note of the arrow’s entry point (so he thought) and the shooter’s later position. The bystander concluded the arrow was notched and fired backwards.
A powerful bolt or a weak tree.
Mick & Mason Mastroianni
Parker and Hart