Mowgli drove them on to the edge of the plain where the Waingunga came out of the jungle; then he dropped from Rama's neck, trotted off to a bamboo
clump, and found Gray Brother.
and the custard apples, the poinsettias and the mango-trees in the garden stood still while the warm water lashed through them, and the frogs began to sing among the aloe hedges.
The green growths in the sides of the ravines burned up to broken wires and curled films of dead stuff; the hidden pools sank down and caked over, keeping the last least footmark on their edges as if it had been cast in iron; the juicy-stemmed creepers fell away from the trees they clung to and died at their feet; the bamboos
withered, clanking when the hot winds blew, and the moss peeled off the rocks deep in the Jungle, till they were as bare and as hot as the quivering blue boulders in the bed of the stream.
You will kindly deposit your ash in the small Japanese tray on the bamboo
table which stands at your left elbow.
Then the house had been boldly planned with a ball-room, so that, instead of squeezing through a narrow passage to get to it (as at the Chiverses') one marched solemnly down a vista of enfiladed drawing- rooms (the sea-green, the crimson and the bouton d'or), seeing from afar the many-candled lustres reflected in the polished parquetry, and beyond that the depths of a conservatory where camellias and tree-ferns arched their costly foliage over seats of black and gold bamboo
Curtains of grass and bamboo
covered the windows, and, most arduous task of all, with his meager assortment of tools he had fashioned lumber to neatly seal the walls and ceiling and lay a smooth floor within the cabin.
Inspector Jacks subsided into a bamboo
chair and looked out of the window with a frown upon his forehead.
In a few moments they had dragged over the side a small collapsible boat of canvas stretched across some bamboo
joints, with two tiny sculls.
He caught up a coconut calabash attached to the end of a stick of bamboo
, dipped into the greenery of ferns, and presented to Jerry the calabash brimming with the precious water.
At this moment the light bamboo
doors at the entrance swung open and crashed against the siding.
Alec, stopping to nod and smile at the bright-faced figure resting on the old bamboo
chair, after a lively game of battledore and shuttlecock, in place of a run which a storm prevented.
He just halts a little in his walk, from the effect of an injury received in past years, when he was a soldier serving in India, and he carries a thick bamboo
cane, with a curious crutch handle
I nod my head--Liu Ling, a hard drinker, one of the group of bibulous poets who called themselves the Seven Sages of the Bamboo
Grove and who lived in China many an ancient century ago.
A trailing bamboo
in the Malay Archipelago climbs the loftiest trees by the aid of exquisitely constructed hooks clustered around the ends of the branches, and this contrivance, no doubt, is of the highest service to the plant; but as we see nearly similar hooks on many trees which are not climbers, the hooks on the bamboo
may have arisen from unknown laws of growth, and have been subsequently taken advantage of by the plant undergoing further modification and becoming a climber.
A senseless stick of bamboo
, with the top rather splintered.