Presently he soared off into the sky, and left them lying dead about the yard; whereon I wept in my dream till all my maids gathered round me, so piteously was I grieving because the eagle had killed my geese.
The geese are the suitors, and I am no longer an eagle, but your own husband, who am come back to you, and who will bring these suitors to a disgraceful end.
The wind being adverse, the boat was again sent on shore on the following morning, and the same gentlemen again landed, but promised to come off at a moment's warning; they again forgot their promise in their eager pursuit of wild geese and seawolves.
They pitched a tent on shore, had a boat at their command, and passed their time merrily in rambling about the island, and coasting along the shores, shooting sealions, seals, foxes, geese, ducks, and penguins.
Your beer should be excellent if it is as good as your geese," said he.
Sold out of geese, I see," continued Holmes, pointing at the bare slabs of marble.
Some men are born to good luck: all they do or try to do comes right-- all that falls to them is so much gain--all their geese
are swans--all their cards are trumps--toss them which way you will, they will always, like poor puss, alight upon their legs, and only move on so much the faster.
And then there was the goose-rancher--a fellow who drove a hundred geese
before him about the city, and tried to sell them.
Only one of my geese
, happily, makes epigrams--Augustus Pelham, of course," said Mrs.
and the Cranes were feeding in the same meadow, when a birdcatcher came to ensnare them in his nets.
But just before they came to the belt of birch which hid their home, Anne saw a girl who was driving a flock of snow- white geese
along the crest of a velvety green hill on the right.
What can be plainer than that the webbed feet of ducks and geese are formed for swimming?
Hence it will cause him no surprise that there should be geese and frigate-birds with webbed feet, either living on the dry land or most rarely alighting on the water; that there should be long-toed corncrakes living in meadows instead of in swamps; that there should be woodpeckers where not a tree grows; that there should be diving thrushes, and petrels with the habits of auks.
The upland geese
at the Falklands show, by the precaution they take in building on the islets, that they are aware of their danger from the foxes; but they are not by this rendered wild towards man.
I heard of a man, once, who invaded the nesting grounds of wild geese
," Maud said.