Generations of monkeys had been scared into good behavior by the stories their elders told them of Kaa, the night thief, who could slip along the branches
as quietly as moss grows, and steal away the strongest monkey that ever lived; of old Kaa, who could make himself look so like a dead branch
or a rotten stump that the wisest were deceived, till the branch
And its court for the trial of impeachments and correction of errors is to consist of one branch
of the legislature and the principal members of the judiciary department.
Slowly she was gaining her way to the greater heights where safety lay, when, after a particularly daring leap, the swaying branch
she grasped bent low beneath her weight, nor whipped upward again as it should have done.
After suffering extremely from hunger, they arrived at Laramie's Fork, a small tributary of the north branch
of the Nebraska, about sixty miles above the cliffs just mentioned.
It is the north fork or branch
of the Bighorn River, but bears its peculiar name of the Wind River, from being subject in the winter season to a continued blast which sweeps its banks and prevents the snow from lying on them.
I thought he wouldn't face the fire," said Lord John, laughing, as he came back and threw his branch
among the faggots.
They all ran forward and passed under the tree without injury, except Toto, who was caught by a small branch
and shaken until he howled.
And the soldier broke a branch
from each; and every time there was a loud noise, which made the youngest sister tremble with fear; but the eldest still said, it was only the princes, who were crying for joy.
As I approached the slightly more slender extremity of the branch
it bent beneath my weight until, as I balanced perilously upon its outer tip, it swayed gently on a level with the ledge at a distance of a couple of feet.
A luckless young female slipped from an insecure hold upon a high branch
and came crashing to the ground almost at Kerchak's feet.
It was evident that the massive beast pursuing us was not built for speed, so all that I considered necessary was to gain the trees sufficiently ahead of it to enable me to climb to the safety of some great branch
before it came up.
Then, with the swiftness and agility of a cat, he leaped far outward upon a swaying branch
, sprang upward through the darkness, caught another, swung himself upon it and then to one still higher.