I will not allow mere names to make distinctions for me, but still see men in herds
for all them.
Never mind whom,'' answered Gurth, who had now got his herd
before him, and, with the aid of Fangs, was driving them down one of the long dim vistas which we have endeavoured to describe.
I can take the herd
round through the jungle to the head of the ravine and then sweep down --but he would slink out at the foot.
moved restlessly, prepared for fight, for the old bull had caught the scent of man.
It's taken me long enough to build up that herd
, but a few weeks from now they'll be scattered to the four winds.
Naked and unarmed, as I was, my end would have been both speedy and horrible at the hands of these cruel creatures had I had time to put my resolve into execution, but at the moment of the shriek each member of the herd
turned in the direction from which the sound seemed to come, and at the same instant every particular snake-like hair upon their heads rose stiffly perpendicular as if each had been a sentient organism looking or listening for the source or meaning of the wail.
But the herd
had moved on some way during the night, and it was nine o'clock, and already very hot, before, by the broken trees, bruised leaves and bark, and smoking droppings, we knew that we could not be far from them.
goes in that direction because the animal in front leads it and the collective will of all the other animals is vested in that leader.
Her mate hesitated for an instant, as though about to rush to her assistance; but a backward glance revealed to him the flying heels of the balance of the herd
, and with a snort and a shake of his head he wheeled and dashed away.
To reach the gate he must pass directly through the herd
which had huddled affrightedly close to the opening so that once again there was a furious rush of hoofs as Numa strode quickly to the side of the portal.
The next day but one a small party of hunters returned to the village from the south to report a large herd
of elephant some miles away.
The next day it snowed very hard, so that he could not take the herd
to their usual feeding places, but was obliged to keep them in the fold.
In the King's herd
there was a young bull named White-horned.
I have by this means, killed from one spot, three out of the same herd
So that, at the end of five days, we found ourselves short but four men--Henderson, Holyoak, Williams, and Kelly,--and were once more hunting on the flanks of the herd