Then Dantes rose more agile
and light than the kid among the myrtles and shrubs of these wild rocks, took his gun in one hand, his pickaxe in the other, and hastened towards the rock on which the marks he had noted terminated.
The most curious circumstance in this chase is, that an animal so fleet and agile
as the antelope, and straining for its life, should range round and round this fated inclosure, without attempting to overleap the low barrier which surrounds it.
He sprang at it with the force of a desperate man, seized it with both hands, and, being young and agile
, succeeded in swinging himself to the summit of the cliff.
NATURAL HISTORY OF THE VALLEY--GOLDEN LIZARDS--TAMENESS OF THE BIRDS--MOSQUITOES--FLIES--DOGS--A SOLITARY CAT--THE CLIMATE--THE COCOANUT TREE--SINGULAR MODES OF CLIMBING IT--AN AGILE
YOUNG CHIEF--FEARLESSNESS OF THE CHILDREN--TOO-TOO AND THE COCOANUT TREE--THE BIRDS OF THE VALLEY
She gazed at the children a moment longer, delighting to watch their little figures,--the girl, tall for her age, graceful and agile
, and so delicately colored that she looked like a cheerful thought more than a physical reality; while Peony expanded in breadth rather than height, and rolled along on his short and sturdy legs as substantial as an elephant, though not quite so big.
On their side, the sailors, seeing that long naked sword, that martial air, and the agile
arm which came to the rescue of their enemies, in the person of a man who seemed accustomed to command, the sailors picked up their wounded and their pitchers.
He was below the middle height, and robust and agile
Blunt, populated by the agile
, bearded beasts with cynical heads, and a little misty figure dark in the sunlight with a halo of dishevelled rust-coloured hair about its head.
He had long, quivering fingers as agile
and restless as the antennae of an insect.
He is a bright, brownish little fellow, agile
like a monkey, clean-shaven like an actor, and obliging like a born courtier.
He was, I should say, a hundred yards in advance of his closest companion, and so I called to Tars Tarkas to ascend a great tree that brushed the cliff's face while I dispatched the fellow, thus giving the less agile
Thark an opportunity to reach the higher branches before the entire horde should be upon us and every vestige of escape cut off.
The great, savage brute, agile
as a cat, crept after me.