Stories of Animal Life
American book Company, 1899 - Animals - 261 pages
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Page 259 - For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left...
Page 29 - Here was a striking instance of something more than what is termed blind instinct, in this remarkable deviation from her usual manoeuvres when she has a numerous brood. It would have been impossible for me to have injured this affectionate mother, who had exhibited such an example of presence of mind, reason, and sound judgment, as must have convinced the most bigoted advocates of mere instinct.
Page 130 - ... and across it are four iron spikes with katasses and iron knobs. There are other chains with iron spikes and knobs hung under the throat and over the breast, and others fastened to the trunk ; these are for ornament, and to frighten horses. Pakher is a kind of steel armour that covers the body of the elephant : there are other pieces of it for the head and proboscis. Gejjhemp is a covering made of three folds, and is laid over the pakher.