The snake in his bosom seemed the symbol of a monstrous egotism to which everything was referred, and which he pampered, night and day, with a continual and exclusive sacrifice of devil worship.
He appeared to imagine that the snake was a divinity,--not celestial, it is true, but darkly infernal,--and that he thence derived an eminence and a sanctity, horrid, indeed, yet more desirable than whatever ambition aims at.
I followed with the spade over my shoulder, dragging my snake.
He did not say anything for a minute, but scratched his head and turned the snake over with his boot.
His foot swelled up pretty big, and so did his leg; but by and by the drunk begun to come, and so I judged he was all right; but I'd druther been bit with a snake
than pap's whisky.
If you read the old books of natural history, you will find they say that when the mongoose fights the snake
and happens to get bitten, he runs off and eats some herb that cures him.
Lady Arabella, be she woman or snake
or devil, owned the ground she moved in, according to British law, and the law is jealous and swift to avenge wrongs done within its ken.
cried Tom, as he fired again, and such was the killing power of the electric bullets that the snake
, though an immense one, and one that short of decapitation could have received many injuries without losing power, seemed to shrivel up.
Pushing forward, therefore, with renovated spirits, he reached Snake
River by nightfall, and there fixed his encampment.
There was a movement under the cloth, and a little snake
wriggle'd out, to be back-broken by the butt of the masheer rod.
But ye come with lies, Man and Snake
both, and would have me believe the city is not, and that my wardship ends.
Here the Snakes
and Flatheads joined with the white hunters in a successful hunt, that soon filled the camp with provisions.