Think, Natty, how I should triumph over that quizzing dog, Dick Jones
, who has failed seven times already this season, and has only brought in one woodchuck and a few gray squirrels.
To her, therefore, Tom Jones applied, in order to engage her interest on the behalf of his friend the gamekeeper.
Tom Jones, when very young, had presented Sophia with a little bird, which he had taken from the nest, had nursed up, and taught to sing.
Sophia, seeing her bird gone, screamed out so loud, that Tom Jones, who was at a little distance, immediately ran to her assistance.
It seemed to be against the law of nature, by which everything hath a right to liberty; nay, it is even unchristian, for it is not doing what we would be done by; but if I had imagined Miss Sophia would have been so much concerned at it, I am sure I never would have done it; nay, if I had known what would have happened to the bird itself: for when Master Jones, who climbed up that tree after it, fell into the water, the bird took a second flight, and presently a nasty hawk carried it away.
Poor Sophia, who now first heard of her little Tommy's fate (for her concern for Jones had prevented her perceiving it when it happened), shed a shower of tears.
, founder, director, and choreographer of Daystar: Contemporary Dance-Drama of Indian America, is backstage awaiting a performance of Sacred Woman, Sacred Earth, her evening-long cycle of modem Native American dance-dramas.