"Perhaps there are wild beasts
in the forest now," said Dorothy.
He saw the sudden change in the beast
's expression as his eyes wandered to something beyond the altar and out of the Belgian's view.
is good, take him in what part you will, and it was to be food for man that he was fashioned; but I cannot say that I will be a witness and a helper to the waste of killing one daily."
Montgomery told me that the Law, especially among the feline Beast
People, became oddly weakened about nightfall; that then the animal was at its strongest; that a spirit of adventure sprang up in them at the dusk, when they would dare things they never seemed to dream about by day.
It was not that he was more cruel or more savage than they that they hated him, for though he was both cruel and savage as were the beasts
, his fellows, yet too was he often tender, which they never were.
They had come almost to the little knot of men before they were seen, and by this time Paulvitch had become assured that the beast
meant no harm.
'He is your beast
,' I said; 'if he was mine he would be shot now.'
was upon its belly, moving forward very slowly.
This was accounted for by the fact that Raja ran upon his left side, and unlike his mate, kept leaping for the great beast
As he wheeled about, it was a beast
at bay, vibrant with the instinct of self-preservation, that faced a huge bull-ape that was already charging down upon him.
Victory, animated by a bravery no less ferocious than that of the dumb beast
assailing us, swam straight for me.
There he stood hurling insults at Numa until the beast
was again goaded into leaping upward at him, and as Numa rose the noose dropped quickly over his head and about his neck.