What links bound the "Titanomachy" to the Theben Cycle
is not clear.
In this case, if the animal is killed at the end of the fall, we have, at first sight, just the characteristics of a cycle of actions embodying desire, namely, restless movement until the ground is reached, and then quiescence.
An animal is said to "desire" the purpose of a behaviour cycle while the behaviour-cycle is in progress.
The bird does what it does, at each stage, because it has an impulse to that particular action, not because it perceives that the whole cycle of actions will contribute to the preservation of the species.
The property of causing such a cycle of occurrences is called "discomfort"; the property of the mental occurrences in which the cycle ends is called " pleasure.
If interruptions are frequent and completion of cycles rare, the characteristics by which cycles are observed may become so blurred as to be almost unrecognizable.
The revolution which has just been made by the Fay," continued I, musingly, "is the cycle
of the brief year of her life.
In time nearly every town of any size in England had its own cycle
of plays, but only four of these have come down to us.
An instant later the man emerged from his hiding-place, sprang upon his cycle, and followed her.
Then he mounted his cycle, and rode away from me down the drive towards the Hall.
Most of the fugitives at that hour were mounted on cycles
, but there were soon motor cars, hansom cabs, and carriages hurrying along, and the dust hung in heavy clouds along the road to St.
Presumably he at once concealed his cycle
among the laurels where it was found, and possibly lurked there himself, with his eye on the house, waiting for Mr.