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I, however, succeeded in getting to the edge of the woods with little diffi- culty; but I had got a very few rods into the woods, when the oxen took fright, and started full tilt, carry- ing the cart against trees, and over stumps, in the most frightful manner.
Sancho kept looking about for the Distressed One, to see what her face was like without the beard, and if she was as fair as her elegant person promised; but they told him that, the instant Clavileno descended flaming through the air and came to the ground, the whole band of duennas with the Trifaldi vanished, and that they were already shaved and without a stump left.
Hence, it resulted when D'Artagnan proceeded to draw his sword in earnest, he found himself purely and simply armed with a stump of a sword about eight or ten inches in length, which the host had carefully placed in the scabbard.
Then I cut off the top boughs of the olive tree and left the stump standing.
Close beside him was the bread stump of a tree, which appeared to have been recently cut down.
The bird was fastened by a string to the stump of a large pine, the side of which, toward the point where the marksmen were placed, had been flattened with an axe, in order that it might serve the purpose of a target, by which the merit of each individual might be ascertained.
He will either push the stump out of the ground with his tusks, if he has any, or drag it out with ropes.
So deep was it, that all he showed of himself was his hind-legs, his rump, and an intelligent and stiffly erect stump of a tail.
He turned his head and blinked at the men who shouted, at the same time wagging his stump of a tail good-naturedly.
You take the branch next the willow stump, I b'lieve; or else the branch by the gopher holes; or else--"
Between his teeth, a cigar stump was tilted at the angle of defiance.
It happened that a Fox caught its tail in a trap, and in struggling to release himself lost all of it but the stump.