said she could rattle off poetry like nothing.
Akela, the great gray Lone Wolf, who led all the Pack by strength and cunning, lay out at full length on his rock, and below him sat forty or more wolves of every size and color, from badger-colored veterans who could handle a buck alone to young black three-year-olds who thought they could.
But remember, Akela is very old, and soon the day comes when he cannot kill his buck, and then he will be leader no more.
It’s far easier to call names than to shoot a buck on the spring; but the creatur came by his end from a younger hand than either your’n or mine, as I said before.
With five, sir,” said the Judge, a little struck with the other’s manner; “are they not enough to slay a buck like this?
For one night in each year it shall be as it was before the buck was killed--for thee and for thy children.
To move down so cunningly that never a leaf stirred; to wade knee-deep in the roaring shallows that drown all noise from behind; to drink, looking backward over one shoulder, every muscle ready for the first desperate bound of keen terror; to roll on the sandy margin, and return, wet-muzzled and well plumped out, to the admiring herd, was a thing that all tall-antlered young bucks took a delight in, precisely because they knew that at any moment Bagheera or Shere Khan might leap upon them and bear them down.
I afterwards discovered that the natives of that wonderful country call these bucks
The antelope, scarce twenty paces from him, continued their feeding, when suddenly, from close beside the latter, there came a most terrifying roar, and I saw a great, tawny body shoot, from the concealing verdure beyond the antelope, full upon the back of a small buck.
The startled and terrified buck uttered cries of agony.
No one saw him and Buck go off through the orchard on what Buck imagined was merely a stroll.
Then the rope tightened mercilessly, while Buck struggled in a fury, his tongue lolling out of his mouth and his great chest panting futilely.
She was afraid of the bucks
, but she took two young squaws with her, crossed the lakes, and went down the river and to all the early camps on the Lower Yukon.
ME--I did that for a hundred bucks an' a bunch of stiffs I'd be ashamed to wipe my feet on.
But once in a while, when the house needs paintin', or the doctor bills are up, or his oldest kid wants a bicycle, he jumps out an' makes fifty or a hundred bucks before some of the clubs.