The Scarecrow, who was in the lead, finally discovered a big tree with such wide-spreading branches
that there was room for the party to pass underneath.
And its court for the trial of impeachments and correction of errors is to consist of one branch
of the legislature and the principal members of the judiciary department.
Of the eight descendants from (A) the three marked a14, q14, p14, will be nearly related from having recently branched
off from a10; b14 and f14, from having diverged at an earlier period from a5, will be in some degree distinct from the three first-named species; and lastly, o14, e14, and m14, will be nearly related one to the other, but from having diverged at the first commencement of the process of modification, will be widely different from the other five species, and may constitute a sub-genus or even a distinct genus.
This happened every year; and the young Fir Tree, that had now grown to a very comely size, trembled at the sight; for the magnificent great trees fell to the earth with noise and cracking, the branches
were lopped off, and the trees looked long and bare; they were hardly to be recognised; and then they were laid in carts, and the horses dragged them out of the wood.
Kala had not once come to earth with her little adopted babe, but now Kerchak called to her to descend with the rest, and as there was no note of anger in his voice she dropped lightly from branch
and joined the others on their homeward march.
Moving leisurely, sometimes upon the ground and again among the lower branches
of the trees, gathering an occasional fruit or turning over a fallen log in search of the larger bugs, which he still found as palatable as of old, Tarzan had covered a mile or more when his attention was attracted by the scent of Sheeta up-wind ahead of him.
With both arms clasping the branch
, I scrambled hard with my feet until I had worked, first my body, and then my knees, onto it.
In that of New Jersey, also, the final judiciary authority is in a branch
of the legislature.
I am giving all these details of a perfectly natural invention, producing, with a few painted branches
, the supernatural illusion of an equatorial forest blazing under the tropical sun, so that no one may doubt the present balance of my brain or feel entitled to say that I am mad or lying or that I take him for a fool.
He was praying--raising his voice in thanksgiving at our deliverance--and had just completed a sort of paeon of gratitude that the thing couldn't climb a tree when without warning it reared up beneath him on its enormous tail and hind feet, and reached those fearfully armed paws quite to the branch
upon which he crouched.
Generations of monkeys had been scared into good behavior by the stories their elders told them of Kaa, the night thief, who could slip along the branches
as quietly as moss grows, and steal away the strongest monkey that ever lived; of old Kaa, who could make himself look so like a dead branch
or a rotten stump that the wisest were deceived, till the branch
Finding that the night damp and chill caused her discomfort and even suffering, Korak constructed a tight little shelter high among the swaying branches
of a giant tree.