, seeing the defenceless condition of the enemy's territory, had no more conscience than to push her advantage.
If I put the ring upon the little finger of my left hand, then I can fly like a bird
through the air wherever I wish to go.
UNFORTUNATELY, just at this time a flock of little birds
flew by, from bush to bush, searching for green caterpillars and spiders.
Their circumspection proved to me that these birds
knew what to expect from bipeds of our species, and I concluded that, if the island was not inhabited, at least human beings occasionally frequented it.
But scarcely had they made half a dozen steps from the edge of the cliff, when a bird
came fluttering to meet them.
It will take a keen one to hit that bird
, I can tell you, my lad, even if I give you a chance, which is what I have no mind to do.
As I saw her through the great window, the sunshine flooded the landscape, which, however, was momentarily becoming eclipsed by an onrush of a myriad birds
He met the fox, who gave him the good advice: but when he came to the two inns, his eldest brother was standing at the window where the merrymaking was, and called to him to come in; and he could not withstand the temptation, but went in, and forgot the golden bird
and his country in the same manner.
I -- want -- you -- to -- get -- into -- the -- nest," the bird
called, speaking as slowly and distinctly as possible, "and -- then -- you -- can -- drift -- ashore, but -- I -- am -- too -- tired -- to -- bring -- it -- any -- nearer -- so -- you -- must -- try -- to -- swim -- to -- it.
He was quite unaware already that he had ever been human, and thought he was a bird
, even in appearance, just the same as in his early days, and when he tried to catch a fly he did not understand that the reason he missed it was because he had attempted to seize it with his hand, which, of course, a bird
Mary Ann and Fanny, whom I was just bringing out, ran to admire his spoils, and to beg each a bird
said Jupiter; "this self-made bird
has more sense than any of you.
The game," the Bird
replied, "is fair as you say; the chances are about even; but consider the stake.
It was only the soft twitter of a bird
, but it seemed to be a peculiarly gifted bird
, for while she listened the soft twitter changed to a lively whistle, then a trill, a coo, a chirp, and ended in a musical mixture of all the notes, as if the bird
burst out laughing.
The condor lays a couple of eggs and the ostrich a score, and yet in the same country the condor may be the more numerous of the two: the Fulmar petrel lays but one egg, yet it is believed to be the most numerous bird
in the world.