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forest

an area of woodland, historically, one owned by the sovereign and set apart as a hunting ground with its own laws and officers.
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I am giving all these details of a perfectly natural invention, producing, with a few painted branches, the supernatural illusion of an equatorial forest blazing under the tropical sun, so that no one may doubt the present balance of my brain or feel entitled to say that I am mad or lying or that I take him for a fool.
During the summer, many of the Indians wander about the forests (but chiefly in the higher parts, where the woods are not quite so thick) in search of the half-wild cattle which live on the leaves of the cane and certain trees.
Then you've as good as given away your forest for nothing," said Levin gloomily.
The suggestion of mystery and the supernatural which haunts the forest at all times is intensified by this unearthly glow.
The brushwood was lighted, and when the flames were burning very high, the woman said: 'Now, children, lay yourselves down by the fire and rest, we will go into the forest and cut some wood.
They themselves knew not how old they were, but they could remember very well that there had been many more; that they were of a family from foreign lands, and that for them and theirs the whole forest was planted.
The very thought made his mouth water and increased his resentment against this unnatural forest that harbored no such delicious quarry.
We spent some time around its upper end, where we found food in plenty; and then, one day, in the forest, we ran foul of the Tree People.
A most sensible grievance of those aggrieved times were the Forest Laws.
Probably ten times the age of the birches that formed the forest, it was ten times as thick and twice as tall as they.
It was upon the verge of the land of the Kaols that I now knew myself to be, but in what direction to search for Dejah Thoris, or how far into the heart of the great forest I might have to penetrate I had not the faintest idea.
It straggled onward into the mystery of the primeval forest.

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