With a single flip of the tip it sent poor Nobs sailing through the air a hundred feet above the ground, straight back into the clump of acacias
from which the beast had leaped upon our kill--and then the grotesque thing sank lifeless to the ground.
When that time came, and when, before it was over, the acacias
all blossomed too, and four great clumps of pale, silvery-pink peonies flowered under the south windows, I felt so absolutely happy, and blest, and thankful, and grateful, that I really cannot describe it.
Phileas Fogg looked at Sir Francis Cromarty for an explanation; but the general could not tell what meant a halt in the midst of this forest of dates and acacias
Mosfeia had disappeared from the horizon long ere this, and the Mandara country was developing to the gaze of our aeronauts its astonishing fertility, with its forests of acacias
, its locust-trees covered with red flowers, and the herbaceous plants of its fields of cotton and indigo trees.
The songs of the birds were heard in an aviary hard by, and the branches of laburnums and rose acacias
formed an exquisite framework to the blue velvet curtains.