Little Toto, now that he had an enemy to face, ran barking toward the Lion, and the great beast had opened his mouth to bite the dog, when Dorothy, fearing Toto would be killed, and heedless of danger, rushed forward and slapped the Lion upon his nose as hard as she could, while she cried out:
I didn't bite him," said the Lion, as he rubbed his nose with his paw where Dorothy had hit it.
My brethren, wherefore is there need of the lion
in the spirit?
He paused and looked pensively at a sick lion
in the cage opposite.
Then the lion
told his wife, quite proudly, just what he had said to the Doctor.
He reached the scarred bole from which the famished lion
had devoured the bark and even torn pieces of the wood itself and yet Numa had not appeared.
Here the author's outburst came to an end, and he proceeded to take up the thread of his story, saying that the keeper, seeing that Don Quixote had taken up his position, and that it was impossible for him to avoid letting out the male without incurring the enmity of the fiery and daring knight, flung open the doors of the first cage, containing, as has been said, the lion
, which was now seen to be of enormous size, and grim and hideous mien.
There was, however, a servant of the king's who favoured the huntsmen, and when he heard that they were going to be put to this test he went to them and repeated everything, and said: 'The lion
wants to make the king believe that you are girls.
Now this particular lion
had never before come in contact with Tarzan of the Apes and he was much mystified.
They were placing and baiting a trap for Numa, the lion
Because ten lions
act similarly under similar conditions one cannot say that the eleventh lion
will do likewise--the chances are that he will not.
Half a dozen times the lion
paced up and down, declining to take any notice of the intruder.