But it was not so; in the evening poor Skye brought them back again, one by one in her mouth; not the happy little things that they were, but bleeding and crying pitifully; they had all had a piece of their tails cut off
, and the soft flap of their pretty little ears was cut quite off.
So saying, with one sweep of his sabre he cut off
a hand of the princess, who was just able to lift the other to wave me an eternal farewell.
Thereupon the Wicked Witch enchanted my axe, and when I was chopping away at my best one day, for I was anxious to get the new house and my wife as soon as possible, the axe slipped all at once and cut off
my left leg.
The superior officers all wanted to distinguish themselves, to cut off
, to seize, to capture, and to overthrow the French, and all clamored for action.
There's a big root here as all this live wood sprung out of, an' if th' old wood's cut off
an' it's dug round, and took care of there'll be--" he stopped and lifted his face to look up at the climbing and hanging sprays above him--"there'll be a fountain o' roses here this summer.
But there happening few events of any moment among a people so well united, naturally disposed to every virtue, wholly governed by reason, and cut off
from all commerce with other nations, the historical part is easily preserved without burdening their memories.
Thus you will be able to cut off
all his seven heads.