"Here, your excellency," said Peppino, taking the fowl
from the young bandit and placing it on the worm-eaten table, which with the stool and the goat-skin bed formed the entire furniture of the cell.
Then she went and put the fowls
down again to the fire, basted them, and drove the spit merrily round.
In the place of the fowl
a dish of haricot beans made its appearance--an enormous dish in which some bones of mutton that at first sight one might have believed to have some meat on them pretended to show themselves.
Academies des Sciences in Europe, and perhaps in a fruitless enquiry; yet the reader, by barely recollecting the last dialogue which passed between Messieurs Jones and Partridge, will be very easily satisfied from whence this letter came, and how it found its passage into the fowl
They kept themselves alive, unquestionably, and laid now and then an egg, and hatched a chicken; not for any pleasure of their own, but that the world might not absolutely lose what had once been so admirable a breed of fowls
. The distinguishing mark of the hens was a crest of lamentably scanty growth, in these latter days, but so oddly and wickedly analogous to Hepzibah's turban, that Phoebe--to the poignant distress of her conscience, but inevitably --was led to fancy a general resemblance betwixt these forlorn bipeds and her respectable relative.
" - At the back, there's a pig, and there are fowls
and rabbits; then, I knock together my own little frame, you see, and grow cucumbers; and you'll judge at supper what sort of a salad I can raise.
Yet I saw abundance of fowls
, but knew not their kinds; neither when I killed them could I tell what was fit for food, and what not.
All that afternoon the rocky sides of the valley rang with successive reports, and the superb plumage of many a beautiful fowl
was ruffled by the fatal bullet.
"It appears to me," said D'Artagnan, biting with all his might at the tough fowl
they had served up to him, and which they had evidently forgotten to fatten, -- "it appears that I have done wrong in not seeking service with that master yonder.
"You may kill every fowl
i' the yard if you like, Bessy; but I shall ask neither aunt nor uncle what I'm to do wi' my own lad," said Mr.
slowly it floats more and more away, the water round it torn and splashed by the insatiate sharks, and the air above vexed with rapacious flights of screaming fowls
, whose beaks are like so many insulting poniards in the whale.
To the frayed ends I tied my fowls
by the legs, with the most foolish pride in my own cunning.
It was the family custom when the day recurred, to sacrifice a pair of fowls
on the altar of Hymen; and Bella had sent a note beforehand, to intimate that she would bring the votive offering with her.
"But I don't know that I am apt at tending fowls
," said the dubious Tess.