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There is a keen enjoyment in a mere animal existence.
suppose this weapon to be six times stronger and the animal ten times more powerful; launch it at the rate of twenty miles an hour, and you obtain a shock capable of producing the catastrophe required.
Impatience grew apace, when, on the 2nd of July, they learned that a steamer of the line of San Francisco, from California to Shanghai, had seen the animal three weeks before in the North Pacific Ocean.
I suppose there is something in the human form that appeals to the artistic turn more powerfully than any animal shape can.
This drive, with an elephant for the team, lasted about an hour and a half; yet the animal did not seem in the least fatigued.
With a low cry she sprang toward the cabin, and, as she entered, gave a backward glance which filled her soul with terror, for the brute had intercepted her husband, who now stood at bay grasping his ax with both hands ready to swing it upon the infuriated animal when he should make his final charge.
of us, under the easy circumstance of our own weakness, remains another way most easily to express ourselves for the purpose of eliminating from the world the cruelty that is practised by some few of us, for the entertainment of the rest of us, on the trained animals, who, after all, are only lesser animals than we on the round world's surface.
At the sound of it the strange animal leaped back into the darkness.
is most difficult: my impression is, that with animals such agencies have produced very little direct effect, though apparently more in the case of plants.
I have seen the balls made of wood, and as large as a turnip, for the sake of catching these animals without injuring them.
Then did his animals think the time had come to speak unto him.
It is clear that the question turns upon another, namely, which can we know best, the psychology of animals or that of human beings?
I am glad to hear that so many of them are saved, though I know not the value of the animals you name; which is nothing uncommon, seeing how long it is that I have been out of the settlements.
The simple admirer of the war-horse instantly fell back to a low, gaunt, switch-tailed mare, that was unconsciously gleaning the faded herbage of the camp nigh by; where, leaning with one elbow on the blanket that concealed an apology for a saddle, he became a spectator of the departure, while a foal was quietly making its morning repast, on the opposite side of the same animal.
For should any one define in what sense each is an animal, his definition in the one case will be appropriate to that case only.