I've made such quantities it would be hard to choose which I'd have," said Laurie, lying flat and throwing cones at the squirrel
who had betrayed him.
As he ran he put his hand into his pocket and took out the branched stick from which the sling for shooting squirrels
He moved so slowly that it scarcely seemed as though he were moving at all, but at last he stood on his feet and then the squirrel
scampered back up into the branches of his tree, the pheasant withdrew his head and the rabbits dropped on all fours and began to hop away, though not at all as if they were frightened.
Besides the gold-fish in the pond at the bottom of his garden, he had rabbits in the pantry, white mice in his piano, a squirrel
in the linen closet and a hedgehog in the cellar.
His dress was a tunic of forest green, furred at the throat and cuffs with what was called minever; a kind of fur inferior in quality to ermine, and formed, it is believed, of the skin of the grey squirrel
They climbed high trees as nimbly as a squirrel
, for they had strong extended claws before and behind, terminating in sharp points, and hooked.
AND she hung up all sorts and sizes of clothes-- small brown coats of mice; and one velvety black mole- skin waist-coat; and a red tail- coat with no tail belonging to Squirrel
Nutkin; and a very much shrunk blue jacket belonging to Peter Rabbit; and a petticoat, not marked, that had gone lost in the washing --and at last the basket was empty!
She gathered an apple and ate it; then she dropped to the ground with the graceful ease we admire in a squirrel
With the agility of a squirrel
Meriem was upon her feet and at the same instant the great bull lunged for her.
He threw a pine cone at a jovial squirrel
, and he ran with chattering fear.
In other parts of the forest the light could scarcely penetrate through the foliage, and the stems of two old oak trees, the refuge of the squirrel
, startled by the travelers, were in deep shadow.
It was a wood of beeches and limes, with here and there a light silver-stemmed birch--just the sort of wood most haunted by the nymphs: you see their white sunlit limbs gleaming athwart the boughs, or peeping from behind the smooth- sweeping outline of a tall lime; you hear their soft liquid laughter--but if you look with a too curious sacrilegious eye, they vanish behind the silvery beeches, they make you believe that their voice was only a running brooklet, perhaps they metamorphose themselves into a tawny squirrel
that scampers away and mocks you from the topmost bough.
Having once decided on his quarters, it needed only a second or two for him to run up the stem like a tiny squirrel
, and to seat himself astride on the topmost bend, where the fairy-bells clustered most closely, and from whence he could look down on his audience from such a height that all shyness vanished, and he began his Story merrily.
As I had anticipated, Toby, in spite of his previous remonstrances, followed my example, and dropping himself with the activity of a squirrel
from point to point, he quickly outstripped me and effected a landing at the bottom before I had accomplished two-thirds of the descent.
I have not shot even a gray squirrel
these four years, to which that old rascal has not laid claim, or some one else [or him.