He saw the lion snapping and tearing at the weapon's shaft, and he saw, wonder of wonders, the naked giant who had hurled the missile charging upon the great beast
, only a long knife ready to meet those ferocious fangs and talons.
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.
The ape-man fastened his fingers upon the throat of one of the hyenas and rose to one knee, though the other beast
tore at him frantically in an effort to pull him down.
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.
With a roar of pain and anger the beast
sprang; but, somehow, Clayton stumbled to one side, and as he turned again to face the infuriated king of beasts
, he was appalled at the sight which confronted him.
I waited until I could get some clear idea of the right spot to gain that I might intercept the lidi; but even as I waited I saw the beast
attempt to turn still more to the right--a move that would have carried him far to my left in a much more circumscribed circle than the hyaenodons had mapped out for him.
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.
Writing the words L'Empereur Napoleon in numbers, it appears that the sum of them is 666, and that Napoleon therefore the beast
foretold in the Apocalypse.