But, look as I might, I found nothing but branches
, beautiful branches
that stood straight up before me, or spread gracefully over my head.
They have no speech of their own, but use the stolen words which they overhear when they listen, and peep, and wait up above in the branches
The speakers of the two legislative branches
are vice-presidents in the executive department.
From tree to tree swung Meriem working ever upward toward the smaller branches
which would not bear the weight of her pursuers.
I don't know, officer," replied the Parsee, listening attentively to a confused murmur which came through the thick branches
Toby's animating 'come on' again sounded in my ears, and dreading to lose all confidence in myself if I remained meditating upon the step, I once more gazed down to assure myself of the relative bearing of the tree and my own position, and then closing my eyes and uttering one comprehensive ejaculation of prayer, I inclined myself over towards the abyss, and after one breathless instant fell with a crash into the tree, the branches
snapping and cracking with my weight, as I sunk lower and lower among them, until I was stopped by coming in contact with a sturdy limb.
There were three excellent off-shoots, like huge rungs of a ladder, above my head, and a tangle of convenient branches
beyond, so that I clambered onwards with such speed that I soon lost sight of the ground and had nothing but foliage beneath me.
At once the tree began shaking all its branches
as if in pain, and the Tin Woodman passed safely under it.
He was, I should say, a hundred yards in advance of his closest companion, and so I called to Tars Tarkas to ascend a great tree that brushed the cliff's face while I dispatched the fellow, thus giving the less agile Thark an opportunity to reach the higher branches
before the entire horde should be upon us and every vestige of escape cut off.
Some of the adults lay prone upon the soft mat of dead and decaying vegetation which covered the ground, while others turned over pieces of fallen branches
and clods of earth in search of the small bugs and reptiles which formed a part of their food.
were all golden, and silver fruit hung down from them, and underneath it stood the little boy he had loved.
Huge creepers depended in great loops from tree to tree, dense under-brush overgrew a tangled mass of fallen trunks and branches
Upward went Tarzan toward a sturdy crotch across which he long since had laid and secured a little platform of branches
Moving leisurely, sometimes upon the ground and again among the lower branches
of the trees, gathering an occasional fruit or turning over a fallen log in search of the larger bugs, which he still found as palatable as of old, Tarzan had covered a mile or more when his attention was attracted by the scent of Sheeta up-wind ahead of him.
As I looked at the leaves and branches
and gnarls, it came to me with distressing vividness that I had seen that same kind of tree many and countless times n my sleep.