The schools composing none but young and vigorous males
, previously mentioned, offer a strong contrast to the harem schools.
A few feet behind these the rest of the males
, with the exception of about twenty, formed a second line.
Behind him were two males
, and then Kala, closely straining the little dead form to her breast.
Lastly, in certain breeds, the males
and females have come to differ to a slight degree from each other.
There are other and natural causes tending toward a diminution of population, but nothing contributes so greatly to this end as the fact that no male
or female Martian is ever voluntarily without a weapon of destruction.
He tells me that it is harder to get the possessions of the shes, for he will not kill them as he does the males
, and they fight savagely when he leaps upon them to wrest their ornaments from them.
The old males
are the largest, the females rarely growing to so great a size: the male
can readily be distinguished from the female by the greater length of its tail.
No, he said, they share alike; the only difference between them is that the males
are stronger and the females weaker.
Toog was a fine, big male
, resembling in many ways Teeka's mate, Taug.
In the female nurseries, the young girls of quality are educated much like the males
, only they are dressed by orderly servants of their own sex; but always in the presence of a professor or deputy, till they come to dress themselves, which is at five years old.
These were always males
, and they were pressingly insistent on joining with One Eye and his mate.
Curiously enough, "The Old Male
," as he is now affectionately called, became from this moment quite a bosom friend.