I did indeed try for a moment to break off the branches
, which I would have lit with my dark lantern, but I knocked myself also against the mirrors and remembered, in time, that we had only images of branches
to do with.
He had hardly spoken when a shower of nuts and twigs spattered down through the branches
; and they could hear coughings and howlings and angry jumpings high up in the air among the thin branches
The head of the procession soon appeared beneath the trees, a hundred paces away; and the strange figures who performed the religious ceremony were easily distinguished through the branches
I caught a glimpse of a hairy body like that of a reddish pig, and then it was gone amid a swirl of leaves and branches
The other trees of the forest did nothing to keep them back, so they made up their minds that only the first row of trees could bend down their branches
, and that probably these were the policemen of the forest, and given this wonderful power in order to keep strangers out of it.
What it has taken minutes to write occurred in but a few seconds, but during that time Tars Tarkas had seen my plight and had dropped from the lower branches
, which he had reached with such infinite labour, and as I flung the last of my immediate antagonists from me the great Thark leaped to my side, and again we fought, back to back, as we had done a hundred times before.
High up among the branches
of a mighty tree she hugged the shrieking infant to her bosom, and soon the instinct that was as dominant in this fierce female as it had been in the breast of his tender and beautiful mother--the instinct of mother love--reached out to the tiny man-child's half-formed understanding, and he became quiet.
Notwithstanding our danger I could not help but laugh at Perry's frantic capers as he essayed to gain the safety of the lower branches
of the trees he now had reached.
Crashing through splintering branches
the two fell.
As Tarzan approached, the beast turned, snarling, toward him, struggling to extricate itself; but one great limb across its back and the smaller entangling branches
pinioning its legs prevented it from moving but a few inches in any direction.
They lurked for me in the forest glades; leaped up, striking, under my feet; squirmed off through the dry grass or across naked patches of rock; or pursued me into the tree-tops, encircling the trunks with their great shining bodies, driving me higher and higher or farther and farther out on swaying and crackling branches
, the ground a dizzy distance beneath me.
The Cock flying up, perched himself on the branches
of a tree, while the Dog found a bed beneath in the hollow trunk.