When Michael approached he swung the knife at him but Michael saw him and hit him on the wrist with his walking stick.
In one heavy thunder-shower the lightning struck a large pitch pine across the pond, making a very conspicuous and perfectly regular spiral groove from top to bottom, an inch or more deep, and four or five inches wide, as you would groove a walking-stick.
Each night when Mrs Twit was asleep, Mr Twit would add a circle of wood to her walking stick and her chair.
She glanced around for some kind of weapon as they walked, and soon came up with a walking stick.
It is seen as a clump of wire-like leaves, a few feet in diameter, surrounding a stem, hardly thicker than a walking-stick, rising to a height of Jo or 12 ft.