Of course Mowgli, as a woodcutter's child, inherited all sorts of instincts, and used to make little huts of fallen branches without thinking how he came to do it.
The next thing he remembered was feeling hands on his legs and arms--hard, strong, little hands--and then a swash of branches in his face, and then he was staring down through the swaying boughs as Baloo woke the jungle with his deep cries and Bagheera bounded up the trunk with every tooth bared.
But before they discussed the details of my map I had to tell them of my encounter with the ape-man among the branches
We had no means of making a light, and so groped our way slowly into the ever-increasing darkness, Tars Tarkas keeping in touch with one wall while I felt along the other, while, to prevent our wandering into diverging branches
and becoming separated or lost in some intricate and labyrinthine maze, we clasped hands.
The few seconds of grace that this gave me found me safely lodged in the branches
of a tree a few paces from that in which Perry had at last found a haven.
Unhesitatingly, he stepped into the tangle of branches
close to the panther's side, still voicing his friendly and conciliatory purr.
The fall through leafy branches
and the dizzy heights; the snakes that struck at me as I dodged and leaped away in chattering flight; the wild dogs that hunted me across the open spaces to the timber--these were terrors concrete and actual, happenings and not imaginings, things of the living flesh and of sweat and blood.
As all the modified descendants from a common and widely-diffused species, belonging to a large genus, will tend to partake of the same advantages which made their parent successful in life, they will generally go on multiplying in number as well as diverging in character: this is represented in the diagram by the several divergent branches
proceeding from (A).
The young cells at the end of the branches
of these corallines contain quite immature polypi, yet the vulture-head attached to them, though small, are in every respect perfect When the polypus was removed by a needle from any of th cells, these organs did not appear in the least affected.
Then I should be able to spread out my branches
, and with the tops to look into the wide world
Before the ape could turn again, Tarzan had fled far aloft among the branches
of the upper terrace.
I covered it carefully with dry wood and leaves and placed wet branches
upon it; and then, spreading my cloak, I lay on the ground and sank into sleep.