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As I walked slowly down the imperceptible slope toward the sea I could not help but note the park-like appearance of the sward and trees.
As I watched them from behind the stem of a huge tree, one of the creatures moved slowly in my direction, engaged in the occupation that seemed to be the principal business of each of them, and which consisted in running their oddly shaped hands over the surface of the sward, for what purpose I could not determine.
There were now but one warrior and two females left, and it seemed that it could be but a matter of seconds ere these, also, lay dead upon the scarlet sward.
In answer to her call a dozen guardsmen came racing across the scarlet sward, their gleaming long-swords naked in the sun, the metal of their accoutrements clanking against that of their leathern harness, and in their throats hoarse shouts of rage at the sight which met their eyes.
Bristling and growling, he dropped to the sward just as the king ape charged.
And all the time three little bundles lay discreetly on the sward, proclaiming:
At my back was the forest, pruned and trimmed like the sward to parklike symmetry by the browsing of the ghoulish plant men.
To illuminate these effects, we partitioned our intake data according to sward height.
Sward believed that this experimental form of therapy would help me get to the root of my problem.
Sward will also continue to work closely with senior management from NPH and its four retail broker-dealers to control the risks associated with product selection and to monitor the products being offered by the network's firms.
The sward height was monitored weekly with a sward stick at 60 random points per experimental unit.
The SWARD Joint Council Committee chairman, Cllr Trevor Wilson, added: "SWARD s delivery of the Rural Development Programme has made a huge impact locally on rural communities.