An Indian grazing ground is all rocks and scrub and tussocks and little ravines, among which the herds
scatter and disappear.
As he spoke he came to a turn in the road, and there before them stood a herd
of the King's deer, feeding.
In the King's herd
there was a young bull named White-horned.
A march of nine miles took them over high rolling prairies to the north fork; their eyes being regaled with the welcome sight of herds
of buffalo at a distance, some careering the plain, others grazing and reposing in the natural meadows.
In the very heart of the herd
the din was terrific.
That he had once, by way of experiment, privately removed a heap of these stones from the place where one of his YAHOOS had buried it; whereupon the sordid animal, missing his treasure, by his loud lamenting brought the whole herd
to the place, there miserably howled, then fell to biting and tearing the rest, began to pine away, would neither eat, nor sleep, nor work, till he ordered a servant privately to convey the stones into the same hole, and hide them as before; which, when his YAHOO had found, he presently recovered his spirits and good humour, but took good care to remove them to a better hiding place, and has ever since been a very serviceable brute.
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.
Stokes told me, that he one day saw through a glass a herd
of these animals which evidently had been frightened, and were running away at full speed, although their distance was so great that he could not distinguish them with his naked eye.
If the animals leading the herd
change, this happens because the collective will of all the animals is transferred from one leader to another, according to whether the animal is or is not leading them in the direction selected by the whole herd
But the herd
is heading a little this-a-way, and it behoves us to make ready for their visit.
Truly,'' said Wamba, without stirring from the spot, ``I have consulted my legs upon this matter, and they are altogether of opinion, that to carry my gay garments through these sloughs, would be an act of unfriendship to my sovereign person and royal wardrobe; wherefore, Gurth, I advise thee to call off Fangs, and leave the herd
to their destiny, which, whether they meet with bands of travelling soldiers, or of outlaws, or of wandering pilgrims, can be little else than to be converted into Normans before morning, to thy no small ease and comfort.
As I had been scrutinizing this weird monstrosity the balance of the herd
had fed quite close to me and I now saw that while many had the smaller specimens dangling from them, not all were thus equipped, and I further noted that the little ones varied in size from what appeared to be but tiny unopened buds an inch in diameter through various stages of development to the full-fledged and perfectly formed creature of ten to twelve inches in length.
At night when he was going to drive the herd
home again, he said to the calf: 'If you can stand there and eat your fill, you can also go on your four legs; I don't care to drag you home again in my arms.
Good jumped at the idea, for he was longing to have a shot at those elephants; and so, to speak the truth, did I, for it went against my conscience to let such a herd
as that escape without a pull at them.
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.