For long the Queen resisted her coaxing words, remembering the promise she had given the King, her husband; but at last she thought to herself: After all, what harm would it do if I were to go into the garden for a short time and enjoy myself among the trees and flowers, and the singing birds and fluttering butterflies
and humming insects, and look at the dew-drops hiding from the sunbeams in the hearts of the roses and lilies, and wander about in the sunshine, instead of remaining all day in this room?
On they came, like a flock of brilliant butterflies
, their shining wings and many-colored garments sparkling in the dim air; and soon the leafless trees were gay with living flowers, and their sweet voices filled the gardens with music.
Their gauzy skirts had brushed up from the grass innumerable flies and butterflies which, unable to escape, remained caged in the transparent tissue as in an aviary.
He came beneath them in the water, which did not rise over his long boots; and stood looking at the entrapped flies and butterflies.
Drones, bumblebees, wasps, and butterflies
knock awkwardly against the walls of the hive in their flight.
Toto, now allowed to run about as he pleased, was glad to be free again and able to bark at the birds and chase the butterflies
The day was powerfully hot, and as we passed through the woods, everything was motionless, excepting the large and brilliant butterflies
, which lazily fluttered about.
It's much more fun, I think, to chase after butterflies
, climb trees, and steal birds' nests.
She offered General Kitchener some jam on a cracker; but he only looked at her as the sphinx would have looked at a butterfly--if there are butterflies
in the desert.
And to me also, who appreciate life, the butterflies
, and soap-bubbles, and whatever is like them amongst us, seem most to enjoy happiness.
They encountered a plague of butterflies
, and for days drove through untold millions of the fluttering beauties that covered the road with uniform velvet-brown.
You don't find that foreign birds and butterflies
come and perch upon your crockery; you cannot be permitted to paint foreign birds and butterflies
upon your crockery.