Tales about animals

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T.J. Allman, 1858 - 155 pagina's
 

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Pagina 151 - She went off a second time as before ; and having crawled a few paces, looked again behind her, and for some time stood moaning. But still her cubs not rising to follow her, she returned to them again, and with signs of inexpressible fondness went round one, and round the other, pawing them and moaning.
Pagina 23 - Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.
Pagina 151 - Finding this to no purpose, she returned, and, smelling round them, began to lick their wounds. She went off a second time as before; and, having crawled a few paces, looked again behind her, and for some time stood moaning. But still her Cubs not rising to follow her, she returned to them again ; and, with signs of inexpressible fondness, went round, pawing them and moaning.
Pagina 23 - Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play. He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens. The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about. Behold he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth. He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.
Pagina 116 - I was in danger of breaking my quadrant or other furniture, and he seemed, by keeping the candles steadily in his mouth, to wish for no other prey at that time.
Pagina 43 - An enclosure is made, and two Camels, previously muzzled so that they cannot hurt each other much, are driven in, and incited to fight with each other.
Pagina 150 - As she was fetching away the last piece, they levelled their muskets at the cubs, and shot them both dead ; and in her retreat they wounded the dam, but not mortally. " It would have drawn tears of pity from any but the unfeeling to have marked the affectionate concern expressed by this poor beast, in the last moments of her expiring young.
Pagina 151 - Though she was herself dreadfully wounded, and could but just crawl to the place where they lay, she carried the lump of flesh she had fetched away, as she had done others before, tore it in pieces, and laid it before them ; and, when she saw that they refused to eat, she laid her paws first upon one, and then upon the other, and endeavoured to raise them up : all this while it was pitiful to hear her moan.
Pagina 12 - And to the end they might provoke the elephants to fight, they shewed them the blood of grapes and mulberries. Moreover they divided the beasts among the armies...
Pagina 66 - ... let every one look to himself, for none of us will be out of the way of harm ; for the rest will follow this one, and, having thrown us under foot, they will open a passage to this hill behind us.

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