Then the Doctor was very happy; for all the lions and the leopards and the antelopes
and the giraffes and the zebras--all the animals of the forests and the mountains and the plains --came to help him in his work.
We had no difficulty in finding my lair, and then I went down into the valley and bowled over a small antelope
, which I dragged up the steep ascent to the ledge before the door.
At dinner we tasted our first roast Caprona antelope
, and we had a mess of greens that the cook had found growing along the stream.
Over this vast tract the roving bands of the Sioux Tetons hold their vagrant sway, subsisting by the chase of the buffalo, the elk, the deer, and the antelope
, and waging ruthless warfare with other wandering tribes.
At night his antelope skin was spread where the darkness overtook him--sometimes in a Sunnyasi monastery by the roadside; sometimes by a mud-pillar shrine of Kala Pir, where the Jogis, who are another misty division of holy men, would receive him as they do those who know what castes and divisions are worth; sometimes on the outskirts of a little Hindu village, where the children would steal up with the food their parents had prepared; and sometimes on the pitch of the bare grazing- grounds, where the flame of his stick fire waked the drowsy camels.
Purun Dass swept the stone floor clean, smiled at the grinning statue, made himself a little mud fireplace at the back of the shrine, spread his antelope skin on a bed of fresh pine-needles, tucked his bairagi--his brass-handled crutch--under his armpit, and sat down to rest.
It was a fruitless search, however, in so far as antelope
is concerned; but one night as I lay courting sleep at the edge of a little cluster of date-palms that surround an ancient well in the midst of the arid, shifting sands, I suddenly became conscious of a strange sound coming apparently from the earth beneath my head.
The ape-man had a keen admiration for a well-muscled, well-proportioned body, whether lion, or antelope
, or man, and it had ever been beyond him to understand how clothes could be considered more beautiful than a clear, firm, healthy skin, or coat and trousers more graceful than the gentle curves of rounded muscles playing beneath a flexible hide.
, bison, horses, sheep, and goats were all in sight at the same time, and at a little distance a great megatherium reared up on its huge tail and massive hind feet to tear the leaves from a tall tree.
Here, in the open spaces, were new game--countless antelope
and vast herds of zebra.
It was when you came back in the Antelope
, just before you got your step.
Sometimes it was a bear, sometimes an antelope
, a coyote, a cougar-- that was as God pleased; all were food.
We had reached a point which, from my map, I imagined must have been about the former site of Erith, when I discovered a small band of antelope a short distance inland.
As I crept closer to the antelope, sure this time of a good shot at a large buck, I suddenly saw something that caused me to forget all about my prey in wonderment.
In the name of the Regent of the Night, whose seat is on the Antelope
, whose arms embrace the four corners of the earth.