But it has been found by the wisest of our Circles or Statesmen that the multiplication of restrictions on Females
tends not only to the debilitation and diminution of the race, but also to the increase of domestic murders to such an extent that a State loses more than it gains by a too prohibitive Code.
All those who have attended to the subject, believe that there is the severest rivalry between the males of many species to attract by singing the females
For while those female
whales are characteristically timid, the young males, or forty-barrel-bulls, as they call them, are by far the most pugnacious of all Leviathans, and proverbially the most dangerous to encounter; excepting those wondrous grey-headed, grizzled whales, sometimes met, and these will fight you like grim fiends exasperated by a penal gout.
But, in order to feed the luxury and intemperance of the males, and the vanity of the females
, we sent away the greatest part of our necessary things to other countries, whence, in return, we brought the materials of diseases, folly, and vice, to spend among ourselves.
He informed me that the number of eggs in the nest of the petise is considerably less than in that of the other kind, namely, not more than fifteen on an average, but he asserted that more than one female
There were three Swine-men and a Swine-woman, a mare-rhinoceros-creature, and several other females
whose sources I did not ascertain.
When I do myself the honour of speaking to you next on the subject, I shall hope to receive a more favourable answer than you have now given me; though I am far from accusing you of cruelty at present, because I know it to be the established custom of your sex to reject a man on the first application, and perhaps you have even now said as much to encourage my suit as would be consistent with the true delicacy of the female
He was inwardly and deeply admiring the most youthful of the females
, for the natural and simple display of those very qualities that he forgot himself to exercise, when he was roused with a feeling of something like mortification, by hearing Charlotte exclaim, with a slight glow on her cheek--
Have a cup of tea, there's a good soul,' replied the buxom female
But when Kerchak spoke to her about it Kala threatened to run away from the tribe if they did not leave her in peace with the child; and as this is one of the inalienable rights of the jungle folk, if they be dissatisfied among their own people, they bothered her no more, for Kala was a fine clean-limbed young female
, and they did not wish to lose her.
There are other and natural causes tending toward a diminution of population, but nothing contributes so greatly to this end as the fact that no male or female
Martian is ever voluntarily without a weapon of destruction.
With the female
the matter was more difficult, but Raja helped us out by growling savagely at her whenever she bared her fangs against us.