It seemed from the messenger's tale that two of Gr-gr-gr's great males had been set upon by a half-dozen of Hooja's cutthroats while the former were peaceably returning from the thag hunt.
Still farther in the rear all the women and young children were clus-tered into a single group under the protection of the re-maining twenty fighting males and all the old males.
The other males
scattered in all directions, but not before the infuriated brute had felt the vertebra of one snap between his great, foaming jaws.
The carrier, more especially the male
bird, is also remarkable from the wonderful development of the carunculated skin about the head, and this is accompanied by greatly elongated eyelids, very large external orifices to the nostrils, and a wide gape of mouth.
of the lowest type of the Isosceles may look forward to some improvement of his angle, and to the ultimate elevation of the whole of his degraded caste; but no Woman can entertain such hopes for her sex.
Their bodies were smaller and lighter in color, and their fingers and toes bore the rudiments of nails, which were entirely lacking among the males
When Akut was by, the small folk kept their distance, but with Korak they were less shy and when both the males
were gone they would come close to Meriem, tugging at her ornaments or playing with Geeka, who was a never ending source of amusement to them.
of all, or certainly of the greater number, are jet black; and the females (with perhaps one or two exceptions) are brown.
Was not the selection of the male
guardians determined by differences of this sort?
Being young, and thinking himself safe above the reach of the heavy male
, Gazan screamed an ill-timed insult at their tormentor.
For, since the conjunction of male
and female is founded upon the great law of nature, in order to propagate and continue the species, the Lilliputians will needs have it, that men and women are joined together, like other animals, by the motives of concupiscence; and that their tenderness towards their young proceeds from the like natural principle: for which reason they will never allow that a child is under any obligation to his father for begetting him, or to his mother for bringing him into the world; which, considering the miseries of human life, was neither a benefit in itself, nor intended so by his parents, whose thoughts, in their love encounters, were otherwise employed.
Two by two, male
and female, the wolves were deserting.