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He struck at me with his stick, but I caught the blow upon my little shield, and hit back.
He met with more adventures than can be told, and narrowly escaped being caught by the Basking Shark, and the Spotted Shark, and the Hammerhead, and he met all the untrustworthy ruffians that loaf up and down the seas, and the heavy polite fish, and the scarlet spotted scallops that are moored in one place for hundreds of years, and grow very proud of it; but he never met Sea Cow, and he never found an island that he could fancy.
Does your father just let them say how many they've caught without checking them?
Again he was the only one who caught the apple, and he did not linger an instant, but galloped off with it.
When I have caught forty fish," said he, "then I will tell people that I have caught fifty, and so on.
The despairing, dejected expression of Natasha's face caught his eye.
He had but partially consumed his kill when he suddenly became aware of a movement in the brush at no great distance from him and downwind, and a moment later his nostrils picked up the scent of Numa from the opposite direction, and then upon either side he caught the fall of padded feet and the brushing of bodies against leafy branches.
Also, the white man's other fist had caught him under the ear and left him without further interest in what was happening.
Especially do I remember the hunger we endured on the mountains between Long Lake and Far Lake, and the calf we caught sleeping in the thicket.
And this law, with only an occasional violation, had been obediently observed by the Greek fishermen who caught salmon for the canneries and the market.
A BAT who fell upon the ground and was caught by a Weasel pleaded to be spared his life.
A RAT that was about to emerge from his hole caught a glimpse of a Cat waiting for him, and descending to the colony at the bottom of the hole invited a Friend to join him in a visit to a neighbouring corn-bin.
At a little distance a small plot of ground enclosed by a stone wall caught his attention.
1-2) Strangers, a contrary wind has caught you: but even now take me aboard and you shall make your voyage.
One day, as I was amusing myself by galloping and whirling the balls round my head, by accident the free one struck a bush, and its revolving motion being thus destroyed, it immediately fell to the ground, and, like magic, caught one hind leg of my horse; the other ball was then jerked out of my hand, and the horse fairly secured.