They kept him in their hole
and fed him for the same reason that the prairie-dogs and the brown owls house the rattlesnakes-- because they did not know how to get rid of him.
After they were through, the carcass was again swung up; and while a man with a stick examined the skin, to make sure that it had not been cut, and another rolled it tip and tumbled it through one of the inevitable holes
in the floor, the beef proceeded on its journey.
I hopped up, and went and looked out at a hole
in the leaves, and I see a bunch of smoke laying on the water a long ways up -- about abreast the ferry.
deepened and still deepened, but every time their hearts jumped to hear the pick strike upon something, they only suffered a new disap- pointment.
There, as it had an abrupt turn in it, they came all at once in sight of three men, whose heads were bent down close together at the side of a door, and who were intently looking into the room to which the door belonged, through some chinks or holes
in the wall.
THAT wood was full of rabbit holes
; and in the neatest sandiest hole
of all, cousins--Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter.
The bear and the wolf grew uneasy, and turned back and went into their holes
And Archibald, striking a brilliant vein, did the next three holes
in eleven, nine, and twelve; and, romping home, qualified for the final.
So Tip raised him to his feet, and the Pumpkinhead went to the horse and held its head while the boy bored two holes
in it with his knife-blade and inserted the ears.
They now followed Diksey to the farther end of the great cave, beyond the Horner city, where there were several round, dark holes
leading into the ground in a slanting direction.
The wheel then sank little by little, and with it the massive ring of masonry, on the upper bed of which the masons labored incessantly, always reserving some vent holes
to permit the escape of gas during the operation of the casting.
He would perhaps have placed alder branches over the narrow holes
in the ice, which were four or five rods apart and an equal distance from the shore, and having fastened the end of the line to a stick to prevent its being pulled through, have passed the slack line over a twig of the alder, a foot or more above the ice, and tied a dry oak leaf to it, which, being pulled down, would show when he had a bite.