The Law of the Jungle, which never orders anything without a reason, forbids every beast to eat
Man except when he is killing to show his children how to kill, and then he must hunt outside the hunting grounds of his pack or tribe.
Not only did the habit of a lifetime prompt him to eat
it raw, but the craving of his palate as well; for to him cooked flesh was spoiled flesh when compared with the rich and juicy meat of a fresh, hot kill.
Yet, for my part, I was never unusually squeamish; I could sometimes eat
a fried rat with a good relish, if it were necessary.
The skin was so broken at the corners of my mouth that I could not eat
the hay, the stalks hurt me.
Some diners have wine too upon the table, and in the pauses of thinking what a divine mystery dinner is, they eat
But now the old ladies grew afraid to send their lap-dogs to Doctor Dolittle because of the crocodile; and the farmers wouldn't believe that he would not eat
the lambs and sick calves they brought to be cured.
Then the criminal orders meat and drink to be brought out, they eat
and drink together, he asks a formal pardon, which is not granted at first; however, the husband forgives first one part of the debt, and then another, till at length the whole is remitted.
As there was always no money, Ginger and Pickles were obliged to eat
their own goods.
and that was not to eat
bread from a table-cloth, nor embrace his wife, and other points which, though I cannot now call them to mind, I here grant as expressed) until I take complete vengeance upon him who has committed such an offence against me.
How a Gardener may get rid of the Dormice that eat
I grieve to state so distressing a fact, but the inhabitants of Typee were in the habit of devouring fish much in the same way that a civilized being would eat
a radish, and without any more previous preparation.
Because,' said the dog, 'I am very very hungry, and have nothing to eat
My poor, dear mother used to say she liked to see me eat
, and it has always been a pleasant reflection to me since that I must have given her much gratification in that direction.
A nice country this is," he grumbled, "where a respectable horse has to eat
She had picked up enough bugs and insects from the moss as she went along to satisfy her own hunger, but the hen knew Dorothy could not eat
bugs; nor could Toto.