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starts

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The little ant-- observing that I was noticing--turned him on his back, sunk his fangs into his throat, lifted him into the air and started vigorously off with him, stumbling over little pebbles, stepping on the spider's legs and tripping himself up, dragging him backward, shoving him bodily ahead, dragging him up stones six inches high instead of going around them, climbing weeds twenty times his own height and jumping from their summits--and finally leaving him in the middle of the road to be confiscated by any other fool of an ant that wanted him.
He walked up, and a little boy, playing unconcernedly in the sunshine, started at his approach and fled quickly away: to him the stranger was the enemy.
Every eye, every opera glass, was turned on the brightly colored group of riders at the moment they were in line to start.
As soon as his back was turned, I went to my writing desk to start the story.
Speed--that's what's needed, and so are the large sustaining surfaces for getting started and for altitude.
"Sorry, sport, nothin' doin'," Billy said, again making to start on.
And when the afternoon was nearly gone, and still there was no sign of rain, we tried to cheer ourselves up with the idea that it would come down all at once, just as the people had started for home, and were out of the reach of any shelter, and that they would thus get more drenched than ever.
There was no sign of Monty on the potato patch, and the woman who opened the door started when she saw him.
"But it's nearly time for the show to start, and we don't want to be late.
I suppose the vegetable folk were always afraid to enter this cavern because it is dark; but we have our lanterns to light the way, so I propose that we start out and discover where this tunnel in the mountain leads to."
As we emerged into this river-bed path suddenly we started a troop of tall giraffes, who galloped, or rather sailed off, in their strange gait, their tails screwed up over their backs, and their hoofs rattling like castanets.
If they say, 'Charley, come, let us start for hell,' I will harness the dogs, and snap the whip, and start for hell.