For the first few days I could not feed in peace; but as I found that this terrible creature never came into the field, or did me any harm, I began to disregard it, and very soon I cared as little about the passing of a train as the cows
and sheep did.
I love even to see the domestic animals reassert their native rights--any evidence that they have not wholly lost their original wild habits and vigor; as when my neighbor's cow
breaks out of her pasture early in the spring and boldly swims the river, a cold, gray tide, twenty-five or thirty rods wide, swollen by the melted snow.
The red cow
didn't die by chance; and your rheumatism can hardly be reckoned among providential visitations
The led cows
, hastily brought in and tethered to anything that would hold them, were looking stupidly on, or lying down chewing the cud of nothing particularly repaying their trouble, which they had picked up in their interrupted saunter.
He had no ear for music himself, and never went to church, as being of the medical profession, and likely to be in requisition for delicate cows
The woman, who was very handsome, waited till my mother had finished her angry words; then she looked up and spoke slowly, "There is a cow
by you with milk dropping from its udder; will you not even give me and my boy a gourd of milk?
And whenever any creatures got sick--not only horses and cows
and dogs--but all the little things of the fields, like harvest-mice and water-voles, badgers and bats, they came at once to his house on the edge of the town, so that his big garden was nearly always crowded with animals trying to get in to see him.
Still the arrangement had its disagreeable side; for it involved a great many cows
, which made them afraid to cross the fields; a great many tramps, who made them afraid to walk the roads; and a scarcity of gentlemen subjects for the maiden art of fascination.
I had the tallow of three hundred cows
, for greasing my boat, and other uses.
The sea cows
went on schlooping and grazing and chumping in the weed, and Kotick asked them questions in every language that he had picked up in his travels; and the Sea People talk nearly as many languages as human beings.
The horses of Abyssinia are excellent; their mules, oxen, and cows
are without number, and in these principally consists the wealth of this country.
Why should not we drive in the best of these cows
and offer them in sacrifice to the immortal gods?