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To depend upon this valley for sustenance she now saw to be beyond the pale of possibility because of the banths that would keep her from food and water by night, while the dwellers in the towers would doubtless make it equally impossible for her to forage by day.
But tell me, how does Tario live, and the other etherealists who maintain that food is unnecessary?
He says that inasmuch as we maintain that we alone are real we should, to be consistent, admit that we alone are proper food for Komal.
Here I have been eating my fill, while the Princess of Ptarth may perchance be still without food.
A large number of eggs is of some importance to those species, which depend on a rapidly fluctuating amount of food, for it allows them rapidly to increase in number.
The amount of food for each species of course gives the extreme limit to which each can increase; but very frequently it is not the obtaining food, but the serving as prey to other animals, which determines the average numbers of a species.
Even when climate, for instance extreme cold, acts directly, it will be the least vigorous, or those which have got least food through the advancing winter, which will suffer most.
The degree of definiteness may vary greatly: hunger requires only food in general, whereas the sight of a particular piece of food raises a desire which requires the eating of that piece of food.
And they paid the guards and watchers in money, and the guards and watchers bought their food with the money.
Was there not more food to be gained by man's work?
The more food we were able to get, the less food did we have to eat.
It's easier to get along without food than it is without water.
With the full knowledge that there was neither food nor water on board, the pangs of hunger and thirst became immediately aggravated, and so on the first day of their tragic adventure real suffering commenced in grim earnest, and the full horrors of shipwreck were upon them.
There might be a chance if we had food, but without food there is none.
Who has not sometimes derived an inexpressible satisfaction from his food in which appetite had no share?