So Baloo, the Teacher of the Law, taught him the Wood and Water Laws: how to tell a rotten branch from a sound one; how to speak politely to the wild bees when he came upon a hive of them fifty feet above ground; what to say to Mang the Bat
when he disturbed him in the branches at midday; and how to warn the water-snakes in the pools before he splashed down among them.
fly squealing in the hollow of some great cave, when one of them has fallen out of the cluster in which they hang, even so did the ghosts whine and squeal as Mercury the healer of sorrow led them down into the dark abode of death.
At the same time, gigantic bats
began to trace their vast, silent circles around the intruders, whilst the light of the torch made their shadows tremble on the high stone walls.
I grabbed Vixen a second time, lifted her out of bed like a rabbit (she hated that and yelled), and, as I had promised, set her out in the verandah with the bats
and the moonlight.
home in their hundreds; the chattering, grey-backed Seven Sisters, talking over the day's adventures, walked back and forth in twos and threes almost under the feet of the travellers; and shufflings and scufflings in the branches showed that the bats
were ready to go out on the night-picket.
SUSPICIONS amongst thoughts, are like bats
amongst birds, they ever fly by twilight.
I went out alone, and after walking a little in the park, watching the dark shades falling on the trees and the fitful flight of the bats
, which sometimes almost touched me, was attracted to the house for the first time.
She saw the foundations of Baalbec, and Thebes, and Ephesus laid; she saw these villages grow into mighty cities, and amaze the world with their grandeur--and she has lived to see them desolate, deserted, and given over to the owls and the bats
In the deserts of Borgoo the rock-Tibboos still dwell in caves, like cliff-swallows, and the language of these negroes is compared by their neighbors to the shrieking of bats
and to the whistling of birds.
I presume that this hole is jointly inhabited by bats
and spiders, and that, consequently, it wages a double war of extermination on the flies).
He looked at the old shops, still there, still selling the same things; the booksellers with school-books, pious works, and the latest novels in one window and photographs of the Cathedral and of the city in the other; the games shop, with its cricket bats
, fishing tackle, tennis rackets, and footballs; the tailor from whom he had got clothes all through his boyhood; and the fishmonger where his uncle whenever he came to Tercanbury bought fish.
Around their heads passed and repassed large bats
, carried along by the fearful whirl of their blind chase.
He went towards the bushes and cut himself a wand and returned to the rocks and clambered out to a corner between the eddy and the stream, By that time the sunset was over and the bats
were abroad--and he was wet with perspiration.
The hand bent from the wrist and caressed him protectingly, and the warm contact of his velvet body put a change in Skipper's sick dreams, for he began to mutter in cold and bitter ominousness: "Any nigger that as much as bats
an eye at that puppy.
Hanging by their knees from this perch, their heads downward and their bodies wrapped in their huge wings, slept the creatures of the night before--like two great, horrid bats
they hung, asleep.