All he wanted to do was to make a big circle uphill and get at the head of the ravine, and then take the bulls
down it and catch Shere Khan between the bulls
and the cows; for he knew that after a meal and a full drink Shere Khan would not be in any condition to fight or to clamber up the sides of the ravine.
Howls of rage and dismay broke from the bull
apes behind the fallen king, as with murder in their savage little hearts they rushed forward upon Korak and Akut; but the old ape was too wise to court any such unequal encounter.
was there ever such a gentle, sweet, pretty, and amiable creature as this bull
, and ever such a nice playmate for a little girl?
It appeared that on receiving the bullet the bull had turned and come straight for his assailant, who had barely time to get out of his way, and then charged on blindly past him, in the direction of our encampment.
Yet through all the agony of that fearful punishment the thag still stood motionless pinning down his adversary, and then the man leaped in, seeing that the blind bull
would be the least formidable enemy, and ran his spear through the tarag's heart.
Juag was still run-ning in plain sight ahead of the bull
Shes and balus growled and bristled as he passed closer, but none hindered him and thus he came to the inner circle of bulls
He had appraised the young bull
as one who had never quite felt equal to the task of overthrowing his former king, but who one day would have done so.
The lesson served its purpose--the young apes kept out of his way, as young apes should when their betters were about, and the old bulls
made no attempt to encroach upon his prerogatives.
Yes," said John Harned, "against five bulls
, and the man, like the bulls
, never in the bull
ring before--a man like yourself, Senor Crevallos.
Thaka and Numgo and Gunto, disturbed by the growlings of the two young bulls
, looked up half apathetic, half interested.
There is a patience of the wild--dogged, tireless, persistent as life itself--that holds motionless for endless hours the spider in its web, the snake in its coils, the panther in its ambuscade; this patience belongs peculiarly to life when it hunts its living food; and it belonged to Buck as he clung to the flank of the herd, retarding its march, irritating the young bulls
, worrying the cows with their half-grown calves, and driving the wounded bull
mad with helpless rage.