It stood close to the roadside and over the door was a sign that read: "Miss Foolish Owl
inhabited a decayed and deserted summer-house.
The same thing occurs with the little owl
of the Pampas (Athene cunicularia), which has so often been described as standing like a sentinel at the mouth of the burrows; for in Banda Oriental, owing to the absence of the Bizcacha, it is obliged to hollow out its own habitation.
Far through unfrequented woods on the confines of towns, where once only the hunter penetrated by day, in the darkest night dart these bright saloons without the knowledge of their inhabitants; this moment stopping at some brilliant station-house in town or city, where a social crowd is gathered, the next in the Dismal Swamp, scaring the owl
And then the evenings, when the workmen had all gone and the house was left to emptiness and echoes, and the old housekeeper had gathered up her rheumatic limbs into her bed, and my little room in quite another part of the house had been set ready, how reluctantly I used to leave the friendly frogs and owls
, and with my heart somewhere down in my shoes lock the door to the garden behind me, and pass through the long series of echoing south rooms full of shadows and ladders and ghostly pails of painters' mess, and humming a tune to make myself believe I liked it, go rather slowly across the brick-floored hall, up the creaking stairs, down the long whitewashed passage, and with a final rush of panic whisk into my room and double lock and bolt the door!
There was no sound abroad except the hooting of an old owl
in the top of a water-oak, and the everlasting voice of the sea, that was not uplifted at that soft hour.
It was a calm, sweet April night; there were no sounds but a few low notes of a nightingale, and nothing moved but the white clouds near the moon and a brown owl
that flitted over the hedge.
Up the broad flight of shallow steps, Monsieur the Marquis, flambeau preceded, went from his carriage, sufficiently disturbing the darkness to elicit loud remonstrance from an owl
in the roof of the great pile of stable building away among the trees.
But his favorite pets were Dab-Dab the duck, Jip the dog, Gub-Gub the baby pig, Polynesia the parrot, and the owl
I passed by his garden, and marked, with one eye, How the Owl
and the Panther were sharing a pie--'
They have reached the Owl
Creek bridge, put it in order and built a stockade on the north bank.
All the day long she flew about in the form of an owl
, or crept about the country like a cat; but at night she always became an old woman again.
He bore a huge club in his hand and his round owl
eyes blinked fiercely upon the intruder.
My original model for the owl
had got proofs of my guilt that were not to be resisted.
The Grasshopper refused to desist, and chirped louder and louder the more the Owl