We went across the fields, intending to skirt the woods
at the back of Uncle Alec's farm and find a lane that cut through Uncle Roger's woods
; but before we came to it we stumbled on a sly, winding little path quite by accident--if, indeed, there can be such a thing as accident in the woods
, where I am tempted to think we are led by the Good People along such of their fairy ways as they have a mind for us to walk in.
The red tongues that went licking up my heap of wood
were an altogether new and strange thing to Weena.
Far through unfrequented woods
on the confines of towns, where once only the hunter penetrated by day, in the darkest night dart these bright saloons without the knowledge of their inhabitants; this moment stopping at some brilliant station-house in town or city, where a social crowd is gathered, the next in the Dismal Swamp, scaring the owl and fox.
One Saturday morning when he was about to set off for the woods
with the sling in his pocket and a bag for nuts on his shoulder, his grandfather stopped him.
"Up there is the rabble of the wood
, continued she, pointing to several laths which were fastened before a hole high up in the wall; "that's the rabble; they would all fly away immediately, if they were not well fastened in.
"I can't go through the Haunted Wood
, Marilla," cried Anne desperately.
I do not know how this really happened, yet the fact remains that one fine day this piece of wood
found itself in the shop of an old carpenter.
The sausage started in search of wood
, the bird made the fire, and the mouse put on the pot, and then these two waited till the sausage returned with the fuel for the following day.
'Oh, certainly, Sir King,' she replied, 'I can quite well do that, but on one condition, which if you do not fulfill you will never get out of the wood
, and will die of hunger.'
HE asked several questions about the wood
, and about the exact position of the house and shed.
Let nor call nor song nor sign Turn thee from thy hunting-line.(Morning mist or twilight clear, Serve him, Wardens of the Deer!) Wood
and Water, Wind and Tree, Jungle-Favour go with thee!
A third person rode up circumspectly through the wood
(it was plain that he had had a lesson) and stopped behind the count.