To confess the truth, it was my greatest apprehension -- as it would never be a measure of policy to turn out so quiet an individual as myself; and it being hardly in the nature of a public officer to resign -- it was my chief trouble, therefore, that I was likely to grow grey and decrepit in the Surveyorship, and become much such another animal
as the old Inspector.
As he approached the stream, his heart began to thump he summoned up, however, all his resolution, gave his horse half a score of kicks in the ribs, and attempted to dash briskly across the bridge; but instead of starting forward, the perverse old animal
made a lateral movement, and ran broadside against the fence.
If, on the contrary, we DO know all living kinds, we must necessarily seek for the animal
in question amongst those marine beings already classed; and, in that case, I should be disposed to admit the existence of a gigantic narwhal.
This is a kind of grafting in a new position of part of an animal
For should any one define in what sense each is an animal
, his definition in the one case will be appropriate to that case only.
Thus war was announced to the Bear, and all four-footed animals
were summoned to take part in it, oxen, asses, cows, deer, and every other animal
the earth contained.
was vainly trying with his trunk to disengage himself from the rope that attached him to the car.
In the window opening he set small branches about an inch in diameter both vertically and horizontally, and so woven that they formed a substantial grating that could withstand the strength of a powerful animal
The replies this theory gives to historical questions are like the replies of a man who, watching the movements of a herd of cattle and paying no attention to the varying quality of the pasturage in different parts of the field, or to the driving of the herdsman, should attribute the direction the herd takes to what animal
happens to be at its head.
By looking closely and steadily at where a pair of eyes burned in the darkness, the form of the animal
would slowly take shape.
Nothing is more easy than to tame an animal
, and few things more difficult than to get it to breed freely under confinement, even in the many cases when the male and female unite.
The Gauchos roared with laughter; they cried out that they had seen every sort of animal
caught, but had never before seen a man caught by himself.