Actually was he hungry when he had megapode eggs
, and the well-nigh dried founts of saliva and of internal digestive juices were stimulated to flow again at contemplation of a megapode egg
prepared for the eating.
Suddenly, he saw, among the sweepings in a corner, something round and white that looked very much like a hen's egg
As I reached their side a glance showed me that all but a very few eggs
had hatched, the incubator being fairly alive with the hideous little devils.
The robin talked this over with his mate a great deal for a few days but after that he decided not to speak of the subject because her terror was so great that he was afraid it might be injurious to the Eggs
So he looked up, and said to the second son, 'At the top of this tree there is a chaffinch's nest; tell me how many eggs
there are in it.
The sun has helped to dry my feathers, as it has your dress, and I feel better since I laid my morning egg
Rikki-tikki smashed two eggs
, and tumbled backward down the melon-bed with the third egg
in his mouth, and scuttled to the veranda as hard as he could put foot to the ground.
We behold the face of nature bright with gladness, we often see superabundance of food; we do not see, or we forget, that the birds which are idly singing round us mostly live on insects or seeds, and are thus constantly destroying life; or we forget how largely these songsters, or their eggs
, or their nestlings, are destroyed by birds and beasts of prey; we do not always bear in mind, that though food may be now superabundant, it is not so at all seasons of each recurring year.
The Story Girl and I were looking for eggs
in the loft.
He said he loved eggs
and ducklings; he should be proud to see a fine nestful in his wood-shed.
I do not know what ever became of that hen, but I believe there are no hens at all in the Land of Oz, and so there could be no eggs
She had come to save him, to give him her nest, though there were eggs