So prodigious was the number of the birds
that the scattering fire of the guns, with the hurling of missiles and the cries of the boys, had no other effect than to break off small flocks from the immense masses that continued to dart along the valley, as if the whole of the feathered tribe were pouring through that one pass.
Look at your night-gown, if you don't believe me," Solomon said, and with staring eyes Peter looked at his night-gown, and then at the sleeping birds
I -- want -- you -- " the bird
said, and repeated it all over.
These false eagles most rarely kill any living bird
or animal; and their vulture-like, necrophagous habits are very evident to any one who has fallen asleep on the desolate plains of Patagonia, for when he wakes, he will see, on each surrounding hillock, one of these birds
patiently watching him with an evil eye: it is a feature in the landscape of these countries, which will be recognised by every one who has wandered over them.
stopped singing at once, and all the other birds
The youth hesitated for a little, but presently he heard the birds
saying from the top of the tree, 'Go where she calls you, but take care to give no blood, or you will sell your soul.
While these interesting birds
were cooking, Ned prepared the fruit of the bread-tree.
It was at the time of the ripening rice, and the myriads of birds
which came to feed on the coming crop was a serious menace, not only to the district, but to the country at large.
said Levin, pointing to Laska, who with one ear raised, wagging the end of her shaggy tail, came slowly back as though she would prolong the pleasure, and as it were smiling, brought the dead bird
to her master.
Sophia, seeing her bird
gone, screamed out so loud, that Tom Jones, who was at a little distance, immediately ran to her assistance.
In the morning came the fox again and met him as he was beginning his journey, and said, 'Go straight forward, till you come to a castle, before which lie a whole troop of soldiers fast asleep and snoring: take no notice of them, but go into the castle and pass on and on till you come to a room, where the golden bird
sits in a wooden cage; close by it stands a beautiful golden cage; but do not try to take the bird
out of the shabby cage and put it into the handsome one, otherwise you will repent it.
ever to trouble her head with what was going on in the house of the state, very wisely considering that she had enough to do to mind her own.