shouted Tom, as he struck the creature
, knocking it into the corner of the tent with a thud that told it must be completely stunned, if not killed.
She remembered her mother--a pallid creature
, who had slowly faded out of one of her father's vague speculations in a vaguer speculation of her own, beyond his ken--whose place she had promised to take at her father's side.
He was a kind and thankful creature
, whose heart dilated in proportion as his skin was filled with good cheer, and whose spirits rose with eating, as some men's do with drink.
The pony plunged forward, but the strong, heavy hand held the pretty creature
back with force almost enough to break its jaw, while the whip still cut into him.
When they reached the village, the Hazel-nut child left off pricking the horse, and the poor tired creature
pursued its way at a snail's pace.
He ceased; and there arose from the little buzzing creature
a tiny, low, monotonous, but distinct tinkling, as from one of your Spaceland phonographs, from which I caught these words, "Infinite beatitude of existence
The lions he met were well-fed, perhaps, or the very boldness of the strange creature
which invaded their domain so filled them with surprise that thoughts of attack were banished from their minds as they stood, round-eyed, watching his approach and his departure.
And one fine day the creature
plunges, carrying with it all the inhabitants to the bottom of the sea.
had exactly the mild but repulsive features of a sloth, the same low forehead and slow gestures.
At first, I say, the handling-machine did not impress me as a machine, but as a crablike creature
with a glittering integument, the controlling Martian whose delicate tentacles actuated its movements seeming to be simply the equivalent of the crab's cerebral portion.
As this creature
first came in sight, I doubted my own sanity -- or at least the evidence of my own eyes; and many minutes passed before I succeeded in convincing myself that I was neither mad nor in a dream.
If such a creature
were, by its own process of metabolism, to change much of its bulk for intellectual growth, we should at once arrive at a new class of creature
--more dangerous, perhaps, than the world has ever had any experience of--a force which can think, which has no soul and no morals, and therefore no acceptance of responsibility.
, whatever it was, had crossed the swamp and had passed on into the forest.
The fastest flier of the Heliumetic Navy could not quickly enough have carried me far from this hideous creature
Nor could I hope to escape the lightning-like movements or hide from those myriad facet eyes which covered three-fourths of the hideous head, permitting the creature
to see in all directions at one and the same time.