This happened every year; and the young Fir Tree
, that had now grown to a very comely size, trembled at the sight; for the magnificent great trees
fell to the earth with noise and cracking, the branches were lopped off, and the trees
looked long and bare; they were hardly to be recognised; and then they were laid in carts, and the horses dragged them out of the wood.
Notwithstanding our danger I could not help but laugh at Perry's frantic capers as he essayed to gain the safety of the lower branches of the trees
he now had reached.
So the Woodman took his axe and began to chop down small trees
to make a raft, and while he was busy at this the Scarecrow found on the riverbank a tree
full of fine fruit.
They seemed to be driving into the heart of the night, for the trees
closed in front of them, and they could hear all round them the rustling of leaves.
And this would be generally observed, that the borders wherein you plant your fruit-trees
, be fair and large, and low, and not steep; and set with fine flowers, but thin and sparingly, lest they deceive the trees
Some of the young men, with more flexible frames than their comrades, and perhaps with more courageous souls, bad a way of walking up the trunk of the cocoanut trees
which to me seemed little less than miraculous; and when looking at them in the act, I experienced that curious perplexity a child feels when he beholds a fly moving feet uppermost along a ceiling.
He took the little tailor to a mighty oak tree
which lay there felled on the ground, and said: 'If you are strong enough, help me to carry the tree
out of the forest.
We were off and away, and the Chatterer gave us the chase of our lives through the trees
Over to those trees
, to see if I can find some fruit or nuts," answered Dorothy.
A celebrated magician, who had given the seed to my father, promised him that they would grow into the three finest trees
the world had ever seen.
There was no room for gesticulation or grace in the delivery of his reply, for the mountain was steep and slippery; and, although the Frenchman had an eye of uncommon magnitude on either side of his face, they did not seem to be half competent to forewarn him of the impediments of bushes, twigs, and fallen trees
, that were momentarily crossing his path.
All the boys were plucked from their trees
in this ruthless manner; and several of them were in the air at a time, like bales of goods flung from hand to hand.