"The yellow country of the Winkies," said Ojo sadly, "is the only place in Oz where a yellow butterfly can be found."
"We'll take a whole yellow butterfly, alive and well, to the Crooked Magician, and let him pull the left wing off."
It was a sad journey for Ojo, for without the wing of the yellow butterfly he saw no way to save Unc Nunkie--unless he waited six years for the Crooked Magician to make a new lot of the Powder of Life.
The chase of butterflies was an apt emblem of the ideal pursuit in which he had spent so many golden hours; but would the beautiful idea ever be yielded to his hand like the butterfly that symbolized it?
On a warm afternoon of spring, as the artist sat among his riotous companions with a glass of wine before him, a splendid butterfly flew in at the open window and fluttered about his head.
Hypnotised by the wings of the butterfly
, and awed by the discovery of a terrible possibility in life, she sat for some time longer.
Richard, having often seen De Vac, did not fear him, and so together they started in pursuit of the butterfly which by now had passed out of sight.
"Come, My Lord Prince," urged De Vac, "methinks the butterfly did but alight without the wall, we can have it and return within the garden in an instant."
This butterfly is not uncommon, and generally frequents the orange-groves.
Doubleday has lately described (before the Entomological Society, March 3rd, 1845) a peculiar structure in the wings of this butterfly, which seems to be the means of its making its noise.
The ant and bee learned generosity, the butterfly
and bird contentment, the mole and worm confidence in the love of others; and each went to their home better for the little time they had been with Violet.
In the flood of soft light the winged youths and the butterfly
women reappeared on the panels, affected, gorgeous, callously unconscious of anything having happened during their absence.