Sometimes its banks were high and steep, hung with slender ashes and birches; again they were mere, low margins, green with delicate mosses, shelving out of the wood
. Once it came to a little precipice and flung itself over undauntedly in an indignation of foam, gathering itself up rather dizzily among the mossy stones below.
I do not know how this really happened, yet the fact remains that one fine day this piece of wood
found itself in the shop of an old carpenter.
The sausage started in search of wood
, the bird made the fire, and the mouse put on the pot, and then these two waited till the sausage returned with the fuel for the following day.
behind seemed full of the stir and murmur of a great company!
'Oh, certainly, Sir King,' she replied, 'I can quite well do that, but on one condition, which if you do not fulfill you will never get out of the wood
, and will die of hunger.'
HE asked several questions about the wood
, and about the exact position of the house and shed.
The whistle of the locomotive penetrates my woods
summer and winter, sounding like the scream of a hawk sailing over some farmer's yard, informing me that many restless city merchants are arriving within the circle of the town, or adventurous country traders from the other side.
Let nor call nor song nor sign Turn thee from thy hunting-line.(Morning mist or twilight clear, Serve him, Wardens of the Deer!) Wood
and Water, Wind and Tree, Jungle-Favour go with thee!
After that he never went into the woods
without carrying the sling in his pocket and he spent hours shooting at imaginary animals concealed among the brown leaves in the trees.
A white hen carries his sledge; he himself sat in the carriage of the Snow Queen, who passed here, down just over the wood
, as we lay in our nest.
A third person rode up circumspectly through the wood
(it was plain that he had had a lesson) and stopped behind the count.
One June evening, when the orchards were pink blossomed again, when the frogs were singing silverly sweet in the marshes about the head of the Lake of Shining Waters, and the air was full of the savor of clover fields and balsamic fir woods
, Anne was sitting by her gable window.