You see, the birds
were always begging him for bits of it to line their nests with, and, being very good-natured, he could not refuse, so by Solomon's advice he had hidden what was left of it.
Nevertheless the bird
was determined to save him if she could, and by one last mighty effort she propelled the nest against the rock.
Of all the carrion-feeders it is generally the last which leaves the skeleton of a dead animal, and may often be seen within the ribs of a cow or horse, like a bird
in a cage.
Long before they reached the gates the way was lined with people, and the air filled with shouts of welcome, with which were mingled the songs of the Talking Bird
, sitting in its cage on the lap of the princess, and of the birds
who followed it.
The youth could not but be tempted with the beautiful maiden's offer, but he remembered how the birds
had called her the witch, and their warning always sounded in his ears.
of paradise fled at our approach, and truly I despaired of getting near one when Conseil, who was walking in front, suddenly bent down, uttered a triumphal cry, and came back to me bringing a magnificent specimen.
The occasional habit of birds
laying their eggs in other birds
' nests, either of the same or of a distinct species, is not very uncommon with the Gallinaceae; and this perhaps explains the origin of a singular instinct in the allied group of ostriches.
Not only did the birds
cease song or chirp, but the lowing of the cattle ceased in the fields and the varied sounds of life died away.
It was quite still now in the copse, and not a bird
Wasn’t the woods made for the beasts and birds
to harbor in?
I had Miss Sophia's bird
in my hand, and thinking the poor creature languished for liberty, I own I could not forbear giving it what it desired; for I always thought there was something very cruel in confining anything.
Time passed on again, and the youngest son too wished to set out into the wide world to seek for the golden bird
; but his father would not listen to it for a long while, for he was very fond of his son, and was afraid that some ill luck might happen to him also, and prevent his coming back.