Picking our way carefully we threaded a winding path across the chamber, the great banths sniffing hungrily at the tempting prey
spread before them in such tantalizing and defenceless profusion.
Some were sleeping, while others tore at the fresh-killed carcasses of new-brought prey
, or fought among themselves in their love-making.
Tarzan must act quickly or his prey
would be gone; but Tarzan's life training left so little space between decision and action when an emergency confronted him that there was not even room for the shadow of a thought between.
The huge, snakelike body coiled and uncoiled about its prey
Taking to the trees, he moved directly south in search of prey
, that he might satisfy his hunger before midday, and then lie up for the afternoon in some spot far from the camp, where he might sleep without fear of discovery until it came time to prosecute his design.
The circling Ska suggested that this Tarmangani might be helpless and upon the point of dying, else Ska would not have been interested in him, and so easy prey
To communicate his plan to the apes was not a particularly difficult matter, though their narrow and limited vocabulary was strained in the effort; but to impress upon the little, wicked brain of Sheeta that he was to hunt with and not for his legitimate prey
proved a task almost beyond the powers of the ape-man.
The man sprang to the control and let the craft drop quickly toward the ground where followed the banths, still hot for their prey
The sight of this gang of ruffians banded together to prey
upon the clergy had given rise to an idea in the boy's mind, which had been revolving in a nebulous way within the innermost recesses of his subconsciousness since his vanquishing of the three knights had brought him, so easily, such riches in the form of horses, arms, armor and gold.
He had no intention to remain there inactive--a prey
to hunger and thirst.
1-17) To what a fate did Zeus the Father give me a prey
even while he made me to grow, a babe at my mother's knee
These they kept ever pointed toward the beast of prey
, and I learned from snatches of the conversation I overheard that occasionally there might be a lion who would brave even the terrors of fire to leap in upon human prey
The amount of food for each species of course gives the extreme limit to which each can increase; but very frequently it is not the obtaining food, but the serving as prey
to other animals, which determines the average numbers of a species.
I suppose it is too insignificant to be noticed by the great Epeira, and is therefore allowed to prey
on the minute insects, which, adhering to the lines, would otherwise be wasted.
It was the menacing truce that marks the meeting of wild beasts that prey