His head was shaved, as usual, with the exception of the crown, from whose tuft three or four
faded feathers from a hawk's wing were loosely dangling.
The old kitchen floor never seems stained or spotted; the tables, the chairs, and the various cooking utensils, never seem deranged or disordered; though three and sometimes four
meals a day are got there, though the family washing and ironing is there performed, and though pounds of butter and cheese are in some silent and mysterious manner there brought into existence.
Three -- four
-- five minutes passed, and then Potter began to stir and moan.
I am now teaching him the Master Words of the Jungle that shall protect him with the birds and the Snake People, and all that hunt on four
feet, except his own pack.
The first to halt were those who were carrying the image, and one of the four
ecclesiastics who were chanting the Litany, struck by the strange figure of Don Quixote, the leanness of Rocinante, and the other ludicrous peculiarities he observed, said in reply to him, "Brother, if you have anything to say to us say it quickly, for these brethren are whipping themselves, and we cannot stop, nor is it reasonable we should stop to hear anything, unless indeed it is short enough to be said in two words.
The Sheriff was already come with great pomp into the banqueting room, when Robin Hood and three or four
butchers entered, and he greeted them all with great condescension; and presently the whole of a large company was seated at a table groaning beneath the good cheer of the feast.
By and by, the song came to an end; and then, all at once, there were several feminine voices, talking airily and cheerfully, with now and then a merry burst of laughter, such as you may always hear when three or four
young women sit at work together.
The hunters remained motionless; whereupon the bears, having apparently satisfied their curiosity, lowered themselves upon all fours
, and began to withdraw.
But this time I noticed that, when picking himself up, he remained longer than usual on all fours
, baring his big teeth over his shoulder and glaring upwards at his uncle with a new sort of hate in his round, yellow eyes.
The bear again lowered himself on all fours
, retreated some twenty yards further, and again turned, reared, showed his teeth, and growled.
We passed into a tangle of gooseberry bushes where, at his statesmanlike example, we crawled on all fours
, and regained the hedge.
His hair was bleached to tow colour by the sun; his ribs stood out like the ribs of a basket, and the lumps on his knees and elbows, where he was used to track on all fours
, gave his shrunken limbs the look of knotted grass-stems.
Silk Buckingham, I fancy, will scarcely be so bold as to deny that he made his way, upon all fours
, under the table.
What she was not prepared for was to find him on all fours
, grunting and rooting about in a pile of papers.
A glance in the direction toward which he was looking was sufficient to apprise me of his aims and at the same time to fill me with the dread of dire apprehension, for, streaming in from all directions across the meadow, from out of the forest, and from the far distance of the flat land across the river, I could see converging upon us a hundred different lines of wildly leaping creatures such as we were now engaged with, and with them some strange new monsters which ran with great swiftness, now erect and now upon all fours