My sounds seemed momentarily to disconcert the boar, and while he halted and shifted his weight with indecision, an apparition burst upon us.
So sudden and formidable was her appearance that the boar involuntarily bunched himself together on the defensive and bristled as she swerved toward him.
His mind was running upon bears and boars, when, in the process of draining his glass to the bottom, he raised his eyes, and saw, for the first time and with unbounded astonishment, that he was not alone.
The baroness pointed, from the window at which they stood, to the courtyard beneath, where the unconscious Lincoln greens were taking a copious stirrup-cup, preparatory to issuing forth after a boar or two.
The wolf and the wild boar
were first on the ground; and when they espied their enemies coming, and saw the cat's long tail standing straight in the air, they thought she was carrying a sword for Sultan to fight with; and every time she limped, they thought she was picking up a stone to throw at them; so they said they should not like this way of fighting, and the boar
lay down behind a bush, and the wolf jumped up into a tree.
He was on his feet in an instant and, leaping with the agility of the monkey he was, he gained the safety of a low limb as Horta, the boar
, rushed futilely beneath.
Therefore come straightway with me hard by to the Sign of the Blue Boar, and if thou drinkest as thou appearest--and I wot thou wilt not belie thy looks--I will drench thy throat with as good homebrewed as ever was tapped in all broad Nottinghamshire.
I love thee, my sweet chuck, and gin I go not with thee to that same Blue Boar thou mayst call me a heathen.
Though we did not eat the entire boar
, we made a very large hole in him, while the ptarmigan was but a mouthful.
Here the ape-man unloosed his grass rope from about his neck, and as Numa stood above the body of the boar
, challenging head erect, he dropped the sinuous noose about the maned neck, drawing the stout strands taut with a sudden jerk.
A moment more and it came in view--it was Horta, the boar.
There was a frightened grunt, a squeal, and then Numa saw his quarry dragged backward up the trail, and, as he sprang, Horta, the boar, soared upward beyond his clutches into the tree above, and a mocking face looked down and laughed into his own.
Today it was Horta, the boar
, which came down toward the watcher in the old tree--Horta, the boar
, whose formidable tusks and diabolical temper preserved him from all but the most ferocious or most famished of the largest carnivora.
But like the snout of the boar
shall my word grub up the basis of your souls; a ploughshare will I be called by you.
Why then,' said the boy, 'you was to come to him at six o'clock to our 'ouse, 'cos he wants to see you--Blue Boar
, Leaden'all Markit.