I do not believe, as we shall presently see, that all our dogs have descended from any one wild
species; but, in the case of some other domestic races, there is presumptive, or even strong, evidence in favour of this view.
What Little Toomai liked was to scramble up bridle paths that only an elephant could take; the dip into the valley below; the glimpses of the wild
elephants browsing miles away; the rush of the frightened pig and peacock under Kala Nag's feet; the blinding warm rains, when all the hills and valleys smoked; the beautiful misty mornings when nobody knew where they would camp that night; the steady, cautious drive of the wild
elephants, and the mad rush and blaze and hullabaloo of the last night's drive, when the elephants poured into the stockade like boulders in a landslide, found that they could not get out, and flung themselves at the heavy posts only to be driven back by yells and flaring torches and volleys of blank cartridge.
The belts of woodland that traverse the lower prairies and border the rivers are peopled by innumerable swarms of wild
bees, which make their hives in hollow trees and fill them with honey tolled from the rich flowers of the prairies.
For I found beneath that pretty print such a heart as seldom beats beneath your satin, warm and wild
as a bird's.
Before the smoke of the discharge had cleared away I heard a loud savage cry--a scream like that of a wild
animal--and flinging his gun upon the ground Morgan sprang away and ran swiftly from the spot.
He was the Wild--the unknown, the terrible, the ever-menacing, the thing that prowled in the darkness around the fires of the primeval world when they, cowering close to the fires, were reshaping their instincts, learning to fear the Wild
out of which they had come, and which they had deserted and betrayed.
We are told that within three miles of the center of the East-Indian city of Singapore, some of the inhabitants are annually carried off by tigers; but the traveler can lie down in the woods at night almost anywhere in North America without fear of wild
I remember the out-thrust of his protruding underlip as he glared down at the wild
Many travelers have seen the drums of the great apes, and some have heard the sounds of their beating and the noise of the wild
, weird revelry of these first lords of the jungle, but Tarzan, Lord Greystoke, is, doubtless, the only human being who ever joined in the fierce, mad, intoxicating revel of the Dum-Dum.
Is she still alive, or has she died?' But the king replied: 'She let my dear son be torn to pieces by wild
beasts; I will not have her named.' Then the huntsman arose and said: 'Gracious lord father she is alive still, and I am her son, and I was not carried away by wild
beasts, but by that wretch the old cook, who tore me from her arms when she was asleep, and sprinkled her apron with the blood of a chicken.' Thereupon he took the dog with the golden collar, and said: 'That is the wretch!' and caused live coals to be brought, and these the dog was compelled to devour before the sight of all, until flames burst forth from its throat.
Know thou the secret of a spirit Bow'd from its wild
pride into shame.
In the wild
regions of Kattiawar (and how wild
they are, you will understand, when I tell you that even the husbandmen plough the land, armed to the teeth), the population is fanatically devoted to the old Hindoo religion-- to the ancient worship of Bramah and Vishnu.