Into the old man's mind had come the notion that now he could bring from God a word or a sign out of the sky, that the pres- ence of the boy and man on their knees in some lonely spot in the forest
would make the miracle he had been waiting for almost inevitable.
THAT day," said Jessie briskly; "the day he just gloved your hand with kisses, and then fled wildly into the forest
to conceal his emotion.
He has to be prompt--for these two-o'clock-in-the-morning fights, if they once get out of hand, are like a forest
fire, and may mean the whole reserves at the station.
It was because the children of the Empire were not suckled by the wolf that they were conquered and displaced by the children of the northern forests
To these causes of public distress and apprehension, must be added, the multitude of outlaws, who, driven to despair by the oppression of the feudal nobility, and the severe exercise of the forest
laws, banded together in large gangs, and, keeping possession of the forests
and the wastes, set at defiance the justice and magistracy of the country.
As the British factories are shut up, they will be replaced by villas; the manufacturing districts will become fashionable resorts for capitalists living on the interest of foreign investments; the farms and sheep runs will be cleared for deer forests
He longed to see the curious table-napkins wrought for the Priest of the Sun, on which were displayed all the dainties and viands that could be wanted for a feast; the mortuary cloth of King Chilperic, with its three hundred golden bees; the fantastic robes that excited the indignation of the Bishop of Pontus and were figured with "lions, panthers, bears, dogs, forests
, rocks, hunters--all, in fact, that a painter can copy from nature"; and the coat that Charles of Orleans once wore, on the sleeves of which were embroidered the verses of a song beginning "Madame, je suis tout joyeux," the musical accompaniment of the words being wrought in gold thread, and each note, of square shape in those days, formed with four pearls.
There are great cleared flat places hidden away in the forests
that are called elephants' ball-rooms, but even these are only found by accident, and no man has ever seen the elephants dance.
At last he came to one of the largest forests
in all the world, composed entirely of cedars.
are so impenetrable, that the land is nowhere cultivated except near the coast and on the adjoining islets.
There are enough fagots and waste wood of all kinds in the forests
of most of our towns to support many fires, but which at present warm none, and, some think, hinder the growth of the young wood.
It straggled onward into the mystery of the primeval forest
It is time," said the other, "since with toil I bore you here through the forest
, for twelve days you have lain without sense, drinking water only.
I'm sick and tired of having a forest
and a torture-chamber in my house and of living like a mountebank, in a house with a false bottom
Upon this he provided me with a bow and arrows, and mounting me with him upon his own elephant took the way to a vast forest
which lay far from the town.