He was on his feet in an instant and, leaping with the agility of the monkey he was, he gained the safety of a low limb
as Horta, the boar, rushed futilely beneath.
I saw the arrow leap up, miss Lop-Ear, glance against a limb
, and fall back to the ground.
'No, shipmate; on the contrary, it is the easiest thing in life: the only awkward point is the sort of usage which our unhappy limbs
may receive when we arrive at the bottom, and what sort of travelling trim we shall be in afterwards.
Surprised and enraged, the bull clutched madly for support as he toppled sidewise, and then with an agile movement succeeded in projecting himself toward another limb
a few feet below.
Even before the rending sound which followed Meriem knew that she had misjudged the strength of the limb
. It gave slowly at first.
upon which I found myself ascended at a slight angle toward the cliff, and as I followed it I found that it terminated a few feet above a narrow ledge which protruded from the cliff's face at the entrance to a narrow cave.
"Now, Jup," cried Legrand, evidently much excited, "I want you to work your way out upon that limb
as far as you can.
He was sure from the fact that the panther moved all its limbs
in its futile struggle for freedom that its spine was uninjured, and for the same reason he knew that none of its limbs
You got to find out where the shadow of the limb
falls at midnight, and that's where you dig!"
The hopelessness of the attempt has been expressly admitted by Owen in his most interesting work on the 'Nature of Limbs
.' On the ordinary view of the independent creation of each being, we can only say that so it is;--that it has so pleased the Creator to construct each animal and plant.
The helmsman steered, the ship moved on; Yet never a breeze up blew; The mariners all 'gan work the ropes, Were they were wont to do: They raised their limbs
like lifeless tools-- We were a ghastly crew.
He began to regret that he had not constructed the wooden limbs
more carefully and substantially.