Here's Mother, dear, and you shall have another bird
tomorrow, if you want it.
He will make the fire-water from the islands in the salt lake flow before the wigwam of Magua, until the heart of the Indian shall be lighter than the feathers of the humming- bird
, and his breath sweeter than the wild honeysuckle.
Hepzibah brought out Some old silver spoons with the family crest upon them, and a china tea-set painted over with grotesque figures of man, bird
, and beast, in as grotesque a landscape.
cast a glance at a camphor-bottle, which stood in the half-open closet, and appeared to meditate an approach to it, but her husband interposed.
Sure enough the bird
settled slowly down upon it, covering it with its wings to keep it warm, and I cowered close beside the egg in such a position that one of the bird
's feet, which was as large as the trunk of a tree, was just in front of me.
Well,' said the first bird
, 'the spring is not far from here.
Timmy Tiptoes went on with his work without replying; indeed, the little bird
did not expect an answer.
And," I added, "this bird
, suitably prepared, is worth knife and fork.
A moment afterwards, a bird
came flying towards him, and hovered in the air, so as almost to brush his face with its wings.
I remember that once, on an uninhabited island of the Gallipagos, a bird
alighted on my outstretched arm, while its mate chirped from an adjoining tree.
was fastened by a string to the stump of a large pine, the side of which, toward the point where the marksmen were placed, had been flattened with an axe, in order that it might serve the purpose of a target, by which the merit of each individual might be ascertained.
Then this ebony bird
beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore, "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven, Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore -- Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore