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I owned "that the HOUYHNHNMS among us, whom we called horses, were the most generous and comely animals we had; that they excelled in strength and swiftness; and when they belonged to persons of quality, were employed in travelling, racing, or drawing chariots; they were treated with much kindness and care, till they fell into diseases, or became foundered in the feet; but then they were sold, and used to all kind of drudgery till they died; after which their skins were stripped, and sold for what they were worth, and their bodies left to be devoured by dogs and birds of prey.
Thou canst not even skin him properly, little beggar brat, and forsooth I, Buldeo, must be told not to singe his whiskers.
So, lay down your body here; your bow and arrows, your skin and your dog.
They come and go," says he, "when and where they please; provide their own horses, arms, and other equipments; trap and trade on their own account, and dispose of their skins and peltries to the highest bidder.
He covered his broad back with the skin of a spotted panther, put a casque of bronze upon his head, and took his spear in his brawny hand.
On his feet were deer- skin moccasins, ornamented with porcupines’ quills, after the manner of the Indians, and his limbs were guarded with long leggings of the same material as the moccasins, which, gartering over the knees of his tarnished buckskin breeches, had obtained for him among the settlers the nickname of Leather-Stocking.
Numbers of canoes soon came off, bringing sea-otter skins to sell.
s great coils, fingering the flaked and broken old skin that lay all looped and twisted among the rocks just as Kaa had left it.
After this the miller saw the skin in which the raven was, lying on the ground, and asked: 'What have you there?
Then the white man entered with the woman, and found the stones, and filled with stones the skin of a small goat, which the woman had with her to hold food.
Wrapped in a skin I carried three swords, and the two bows, and the arrows which Perry and I had fashioned.
It happened she had once had a big blue bear for a pet; but the bear choked to death on a fishbone one day, and she loved it so dearly that Dyna made a rug of its skin, leaving the head and four paws on the hide.