Inside were suspended many sheets of tin or thin iron, and against these metal sheets a row of donkeys were pounding their heels with vicious kicks.
The donkeys stood in a group and eyed the strangers with fear and trembling.
As we came down through the town we encountered a squad of little donkeys
ready saddled for use.
The strangest thing of all was that those twenty-four donkeys
, instead of being iron-shod like any other beast of burden, had on their feet laced shoes made of leather, just like the ones boys wear.
Four legs began to grow on him, a thick head, and two long ears, and he saw with horror that he had changed into a donkey
I recollect I awoke from this state for the first time at Basle, one evening; the bray of a donkey
aroused me, a donkey
in the town market.
A game-cock in the stableyard, deprived of every spark of his accustomed animation, balanced himself dismally on one leg in a corner; a donkey
, moping with drooping head under the narrow roof of an outhouse, appeared from his meditative and miserable countenance to be contemplating suicide.
were quickly jerked into attention, and the second carriage arrived.
I thoroughly believe that but for those unfortunate donkeys
, we should have come to a good understanding; for my aunt had laid her hand on my shoulder, and the impulse was upon me, thus emboldened, to embrace her and beseech her protection.
So the Man put the Boy on the Donkey
and they went on their way.
Good morning," said the donkey
, in his deep voice, which seemed bigger than he was.
She had never seen such a wide lane before, and, without her knowing why, it gave her the impression that the common could not be far off; perhaps it was because she saw a donkey
with a log to his foot feeding on the grassy margin, for she had seen a donkey
with that pitiable encumbrance on Dunlow Common when she had been across it in her father's gig.
was in a state of profound abstraction: wondering, probably, whether he was destined to be regaled with a cabbage-stalk or two when he had disposed of the two sacks of soot with which the little cart was laden; so, without noticing the word of command, he jogged onward.
To crown all, there was to be a donkey
-race--that sublimest of all races, conducted on the grand socialistic idea of everybody encouraging everybody else's donkey
, and the sorriest donkey
Miss Burgoyne and her donkey
were thrusting their heads in at the half door.