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A catbird, the Northern mocker, lit in a tree over Tom's head, and trilled out her imitations of her neighbors in a rapture of enjoyment; then a shrill jay swept down, a flash of blue flame, and stopped on a twig almost within the boy's reach, cocked his head to one side and eyed the strangers with a consuming curiosity; a gray squirrel and a big fellow of the "fox" kind came skurrying along, sitting up at intervals to inspect and chatter at the boys, for the wild things had probably never seen a human being before and scarcely knew whether to be afraid or not.
She felt as if the wind of destiny were blowing her flame hither and thither, burning, consuming her, but kindling nothing.
It affords good, active exercise, hilarity, and consuming excitement.
Fouquet accompanied him, and the whole court followed, leaving the remains of the fireworks consuming for their own amusement.
The layers of ice melted as if by enchantment; and immediately, for economy's sake, the gas was put out, the air apparatus alone consuming its usual quantity.