He was in a particularly vicious mood, and he kept the lions stirred up till they were all snarling, that is, all of them except old Augustus, and he was just too fat and lazy and old to get stirred up over anything.
He paused and looked pensively at a sick lion in the cage opposite.
But the Leader of the Lions
was a very proud creature.
Tarzan was upon the point of prodding him on again when Sabor broke into view, and behind her the ape-man saw that which gave him instant pause--four full-grown lions
trailing the lioness.
At this instant Sancho came up to him, saying, "Senor, for God's sake do something to keep my master, Don Quixote, from tackling these lions
; for if he does they'll tear us all to pieces here."
he met were well-fed, perhaps, or the very boldness of the strange creature which invaded their domain so filled them with surprise that thoughts of attack were banished from their minds as they stood, round-eyed, watching his approach and his departure.
Hannibal was old, but he was reputed the largest lion
in captivity, and he had not lost his teeth.
Little Toto, now that he had an enemy to face, ran barking toward the Lion
, and the great beast had opened his mouth to bite the dog, when Dorothy, fearing Toto would be killed, and heedless of danger, rushed forward and slapped the Lion
upon his nose as hard as she could, while she cried out:
But in the loneliest wilderness happeneth the second metamorphosis: here the spirit becometh a lion
; freedom will it capture, and lordship in its own wilderness.
The king, however, had a lion
which was a wondrous animal, for he knew all concealed and secret things.
His savage eyes blazed into the direction from which the wind had borne down the warning to him and a moment later the grasses at one side of the clearing parted and Numa, the lion
, strode majestically into view.
They were placing and baiting a trap for Numa, the lion
. In a cage upon wheels they were tying a kid, so fastening it that when Numa seized the unfortunate creature, the door of the cage would drop behind him, making him a prisoner.