I've tried the roots of trees, and I've tried banks, and I've tried hedges,' the Pigeon
went on, without attending to her; `but those serpents
The fire from the distant part of the field had driven a single pigeon
below the flock to which it belonged, and, frightened with the constant reports of the muskets, it was approaching the spot where the disputants stood, darting first from One side and then to the other, cutting the air with the swiftness of lightning, and making a noise with its wings not unlike the rushing of a bullet.
Let us confess it, Cornelius was not so stupefied with surprise, or so beyond himself with joy, as he would have been but for the pigeon
, which, in answer to his letter, had brought back hope to him under her empty wing; and, knowing Rosa, he expected, if the note had ever reached her, to hear of her whom he loved, and also of his three darling bulbs.
When, after a time, he removed the pigeon
and stripped from it the scorched wrappings of leaves, it gave forth a scent so savoury as to prick up Jerry's ears and set his nostrils to quivering.
The secretary was inclined to take the affair as a practical joke, but Peter Winn, after an examination of the pigeon
, thought otherwise.
I have associated with several eminent fanciers, and have been permitted to join two of the London Pigeon
Kiss it," cried the little girl, and flung the pigeon
in Gerda's face.
He meets a Pigeon
, who carries him to the seashore.
A faithful dog was represented as flying at the legs of the friendly visitor, from the threshold; and a circular pigeon
-house, enveloped in a cloud of pigeons
, arose from behind the garden-paling.
He had a cow with a calf too, and an old lame horse-twenty-five years of age--and chickens, and pigeons
, and two lambs, and many other animals.
However, she was not dead, but had only fallen into a deep sleep; and the king and the queen, who had just come home, and all their court, fell asleep too; and the horses slept in the stables, and the dogs in the court, the pigeons
on the house-top, and the very flies slept upon the walls.
were already whisking around the car; they were even surrounding the balloon, the sides of which, reflecting their illumination, looked as though enveloped with a network of fire.
When he experimented in a small way at raising a few pigeons
for market, he found no less zest in calculating in squabs than formerly when he had calculated in millions.
THE PIGEONS, terrified by the appearance of a Kite, called upon the Hawk to defend them.
During this time I made my rounds in the woods for game every day when the rain permitted me, and made frequent discoveries in these walks of something or other to my advantage; particularly, I found a kind of wild pigeons
, which build, not as wood-pigeons
in a tree, but rather as house-pigeons
, in the holes of the rocks; and taking some young ones, I endeavoured to breed them up tame, and did so; but when they grew older they flew away, which perhaps was at first for want of feeding them, for I had nothing to give them; however, I frequently found their nests, and got their young ones, which were very good meat.