There in the Black Forest, on the mountainside, I saw an ant
go through with such a performance as this with a dead spider of fully ten times his own weight.
With the ant
-heap the respectable race of ants
began and with the ant
-heap they will probably end, which does the greatest credit to their perseverance and good sense.
The general, unable to control his irritation, will launch his men to the assault like swarming ants
, with the result that one-third of his men are slain, while the town still remains untaken.
He was pursued by a sight of the black ants
swarming greedily upon the gray face and venturing horribly near to the eyes.
And when the flowers saw this, and found the once cruel Elf now watering and tending little buds, feeding hungry insects, and helping the busy ants
to bear their heavy loads, they shared the pity of the birds, and longed to trust him; but they dared not yet.
If the truth must be told, they were sometimes as troublesome to the Giant as a swarm of ants
or mosquitoes, especially as they had a fondness for mischief, and liked to prick his skin with their little swords and lances, to see how thick and tough it was.
Seeing them on these occasions, one is reminded of an infinity of black ants
clustering about and dragging away to some hole the leg of a deceased fly.
Jones directing his assist ants
to proceed with their charge to the county jail, while he pursued his own way up the gravel walk, with the kind of self-satisfaction that a man of his organization would feel, who had really for once done a very clever thing.
The landlord had repainted it when Strickland took the bungalow, and unless you knew how Indian bungalows were built you would never have suspected that above the cloth lay the dark, three- cornered cavern of the roof, where the beams and the under side of the thatch harbored all manner of rats, hats, ants
, and other things.
Kim replied, lying out under a big tree at the fork of the Doon road, watching the little ants
run over his hand.
Their skins seemed damp and sticky, and they were covered all over with ants
and other insects.
The tramcar became entangled in their ranks, and moved on painfully, like a caterpillar in a swarm of ants