The entire legislature can perform no judiciary act, though by the joint act of two of its branches the judges may be removed from their offices, and though one of its branches is possessed of the judicial power in the last resort.
The members of the judiciary department, again, are appointable by the executive department, and removable by the same authority on the address of the two legislative branches. Lastly, a number of the officers of government are annually appointed by the legislative department.
"They are not taller than I; there was one indeed that was considerably shorter; and why do they retain all their branches
? Whither are they taken?"
Some of the adults lay prone upon the soft mat of dead and decaying vegetation which covered the ground, while others turned over pieces of fallen branches
and clods of earth in search of the small bugs and reptiles which formed a part of their food.
Unhesitatingly, he stepped into the tangle of branches
close to the panther's side, still voicing his friendly and conciliatory purr.
Once I put my weight upon a rotten branch
and swung for a few seconds by my hands, but in the main it was all easy climbing.
I made him touch the mirrors and the iron tree and the branches
and explained to him, by optical laws, all the luminous imagery by which we were surrounded and of which we need not allow ourselves to be the victims, like ordinary, ignorant people.
Huge creepers depended in great loops from tree to tree, dense under-brush overgrew a tangled mass of fallen trunks and branches
. Upon the outer verge we could see the same splendid coloring of countless blossoms that glorified the islands, but within the dense shadows all seemed dark and gloomy as the grave.
"Yes, and throw branches
and dirt at old Baloo," Mowgli went on.
Sometimes he takes the she with him and high among the branches
divests her of the things he wishes to bring home to Meriem.
Already a hairy hand had clutched the helpless Taug when, with an angry growl of protest, Tarzan leaped to the branch
at the attacking ape's side, and with a single mighty cuff, swept him from his perch.
I can see him now, in my wake-a-day life, as I write this, swinging along through the trees, a four-handed, hairy creature, howling with rage, pausing now and again to beat his chest with his clenched fist, leaping ten-and-fifteen-foot gaps, catching a branch
with one hand and swinging on across another gap to catch with his other hand and go on, never hesitating, never at a loss as to how to proceed on his arboreal way.