and branches hurled at Numa, Tarzan soon realized, did not hurt him greatly even when they struck him, and did not injure him at all, so the ape-man looked about for more effective missiles, nor did he have to look long.
In place of his former somewhat elephantine method of progression he adopted a species of shuffle which had excellent results, for it enabled him to brush twigs
away instead of stepping flatfootedly on them.
against it we placed in a sloping direction a number of the half decayed boughs that were strewn about, and covering the whole with twigs
and leaves, awaited the morning's light beneath such shelter as it afforded.
The frame was of poles and willow twigs
, on which were stretched five elk and buffalo hides, sewed together with sinews, and the seams payed with unctuous mud.
He broke off twigs
and small branches and flung them down upon our enemies.
In pain the birdcatcher threw down the twigs
, and the noise made the Dove take wing.
The green and budding twigs
may represent existing species; and those produced during each former year may represent the long succession of extinct species.
Nothing rewarded their grovellings except a few twigs, snapped or chopped into very small lengths, which Valentin lifted for an instant's examination and then tossed away.
He had that last argument with Brayne, that Lord Galloway did not hear the end of; that failing, he led him out into the sealed garden, talked about swordsmanship, used twigs and a sabre for illustration, and--"
The sun was setting behind a thick forest, and in the glow of sunset the birch trees, dotted about in the aspen copse, stood out clearly with their hanging twigs
, and their buds swollen almost to bursting.
She smiled to herself as she spread the blankets, with the tarpaulin underneath, for a table, having first removed all twigs from the sand.
Sometimes twigs crackled and broke, and, once, they heard bush-branches press aside and spring back into place.
The sound had ceased, though she could follow Billy's progress by the cracking of dry twigs and limbs.
This time I found much employment, and very suitable also to the time, for I found great occasion for many things which I had no way to furnish myself with but by hard labour and constant application; particularly I tried many ways to make myself a basket, but all the twigs
I could get for the purpose proved so brittle that they would do nothing.
Then their diet shifts to mostly woody twigs
, which aren't as nutritious as summer foods.