"Let me try it first," said the Scarecrow, "for it doesn't hurt me to get thrown about." He walked up to another tree, as he spoke, but its branches
immediately seized him and tossed him back again.
The members of the judiciary department, again, are appointable by the executive department, and removable by the same authority on the address of the two legislative branches
. Lastly, a number of the officers of government are annually appointed by the legislative department.
At each period of growth all the growing twigs have tried to branch out on all sides, and to overtop and kill the surrounding twigs and branches
, in the same manner as species and groups of species have tried to overmaster other species in the great battle for life.
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.
Some of the adults lay prone upon the soft mat of dead and decaying vegetation which covered the ground, while others turned over pieces of fallen branches
and clods of earth in search of the small bugs and reptiles which formed a part of their food.
As Tarzan approached, the beast turned, snarling, toward him, struggling to extricate itself; but one great limb across its back and the smaller entangling branches
pinioning its legs prevented it from moving but a few inches in any direction.
My eyes chanced to light upon the enormous gnarled trunk of the gingko tree which cast its huge branches
That impenetrable forest, with its innumerable trunks and branches
, threw him into a terrible state of consternation.
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.
When the two listened to him he was shouting at the top of his voice, "And so I shall have a tribe of my own, and lead them through the branches
all day long."
Finding that the night damp and chill caused her discomfort and even suffering, Korak constructed a tight little shelter high among the swaying branches
of a giant tree.
Before the ape could turn again, Tarzan had fled far aloft among the branches
of the upper terrace.