He promised very kindly, however, to teach Peter as many of the bird
ways as could be learned by one of such an awkward shape.
I -- want -- you -- " the bird
said, and repeated it all over.
Sophia, seeing her bird
gone, screamed out so loud, that Tom Jones, who was at a little distance, immediately ran to her assistance.
In the morning came the fox again and met him as he was beginning his journey, and said, 'Go straight forward, till you come to a castle, before which lie a whole troop of soldiers fast asleep and snoring: take no notice of them, but go into the castle and pass on and on till you come to a room, where the golden bird
sits in a wooden cage; close by it stands a beautiful golden cage; but do not try to take the bird
out of the shabby cage and put it into the handsome one, otherwise you will repent it.
These false eagles most rarely kill any living bird
or animal; and their vulture-like, necrophagous habits are very evident to any one who has fallen asleep on the desolate plains of Patagonia, for when he wakes, he will see, on each surrounding hillock, one of these birds
patiently watching him with an evil eye: it is a feature in the landscape of these countries, which will be recognised by every one who has wandered over them.
was a timid, blushing little woman, of about four feet in height, and with mild blue eyes, and a peach-blow complexion, and the gentlest, sweetest voice in the world;--as for courage, a moderate-sized cock-turkey had been known to put her to rout at the very first gobble, and a stout house-dog, of moderate capacity, would bring her into subjection merely by a show of his teeth.
Give it up, I implore you, for I would a thousand times rather lose the Talking Bird
, and the Singing Tree and the Golden Water, than that you should run into danger.
Nothing is likely to escape her eyes, certainly not a young man, said the other bird
But if my wishes were satisfied by the possession of the bird
of paradise, the Canadian's were not yet.
The occasional habit of birds
laying their eggs in other birds
' nests, either of the same or of a distinct species, is not very uncommon with the Gallinaceae; and this perhaps explains the origin of a singular instinct in the allied group of ostriches.
said I, "thing of evil -- prophet still, if bird
seemed to sound some note of fear or anger or seeking, and the whirring of wings never ceased nor lessened.
It was flying straight towards him; the guttural cry, like the even tearing of some strong stuff, sounded close to his ear; the long beak and neck of the bird
could be seen, and at the very instant when Levin was taking aim, behind the bush where Oblonsky stood, there was a flash of red lightning: the bird
dropped like an arrow, and darted upwards again.
entreated earnestly for his life: "What would you do without me when next you spread your nets?
It’s better for you, maybe, Billy Kirby,” replied the indignant old hunter, “and all them that don’t know how to put a ball down a rifle- barrel, or how to bring it up again with a true aim; but it’s wicked to be shooting into flocks in this wasty manner, and none to do it who know how to knock over a single bird