Akela and Gray Brother ran to and fro nipping the buffaloes' legs, and though the herd
wheeled once to charge up the ravine again, Mowgli managed to turn Rama, and the others followed him to the wallows.
, as the column spread and thickened, was like the endless flocks of the smaller birds, whose extended flanks are so often seen to heave up out of the abyss of the heavens, until they appear as countless as the leaves in those forests, over which they wing their endless flight.
As he spoke he came to a turn in the road, and there before them stood a herd
of the King's deer, feeding.
``Truly,'' said Wamba, without stirring from the spot, ``I have consulted my legs upon this matter, and they are altogether of opinion, that to carry my gay garments through these sloughs, would be an act of unfriendship to my sovereign person and royal wardrobe; wherefore, Gurth, I advise thee to call off Fangs, and leave the herd
to their destiny, which, whether they meet with bands of travelling soldiers, or of outlaws, or of wandering pilgrims, can be little else than to be converted into Normans before morning, to thy no small ease and comfort.''
Feeding with the herd
were many of the little fellows not much larger than those which remained attached to their parents, and from the young of that size the herd
graded up to the immense adults.
Next from the fields and pastures great herds
of sheep were brought.
But the herd
had moved on some way during the night, and it was nine o'clock, and already very hot, before, by the broken trees, bruised leaves and bark, and smoking droppings, we knew that we could not be far from them.
They have a very particular custom, which obliges every man that hath a thousand cows to save every year one day's milk of all his herd
, and make a bath with it for his relations, entertaining them afterwards with a splendid feast.
Verily, the crafty ego, the loveless one, that seeketh its advantage in the advantage of many--it is not the origin of the herd
, but its ruin.
"This abortion in the herd
. You know what a terrible thing it is."
Lena lived in the Norwegian settlement west of Squaw Creek, and she used to herd
her father's cattle in the open country between his place and the Shimerdas'.
At sight of the white warrior who came upon them from down wind the herd
halted in response to the warning cry of the sentinel that had discovered him.