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The sea cows had separated and were browsing lazily along the edges of the finest beaches that Kotick had ever seen.
O brindled cow," cried he, in a tone of despair, "do you never mean to stop?
Several persons who happened to see the brindled cow, and Cadmus following behind, began to trudge after her, precisely as he did.
I am pretty well acquainted with the ways of cattle, and I never knew a cow, of her own accord, to go so far without stopping.
In the dewy mornings, she hop-skipped and jumped by his side into the pasture to bring in the cows.
Jackson," the captain commanded, staring after the foaming course of the cow as she surged away for a fresh onslaught.
It was when he was thus below that the cow grazed the schooner just for'ard of amidships on the port side, lashed out with her mighty tail as she sounded, and ripped clean away the chain plates and rail of the mizzen-shrouds.
I thought it very dreadful, but the cows went on eating very quietly, and hardly raised their heads as the black frightful thing came puffing and grinding past.
For the first few days I could not feed in peace; but as I found that this terrible creature never came into the field, or did me any harm, I began to disregard it, and very soon I cared as little about the passing of a train as the cows and sheep did.
When they had done praying they killed the cows and dressed their carcasses; they cut out the thigh bones, wrapped them round in two layers of fat, and set some pieces of raw meat on top of them.
Meanwhile Lampetie went straight off to the sun and told him we had been killing his cows, whereon he flew into a great rage, and said to the immortals, 'Father Jove, and all you other gods who live in everlasting bliss, I must have vengeance on the crew of Ulysses' ship: they have had the insolence to kill my cows, which were the one thing I loved to look upon, whether I was going up heaven or down again.
These myriads of cows stretching under her eyes from the far east to the far west outnumbered any she had ever seen at one glance before.
The river itself, which nourished the grass and cows of these renowned dairies, flowed not like the streams in Blackmoor.
And so, when he was caught while trying to steal the cows of Iphiclus and taken bound to the city of Aegina, and when the house, in which Iphiclus was, was about to fall, he told an old woman, one of the servants of Iphiclus, and in return was released.
First he cast upon the dogs which were guarding them a stupor and strangles, so that the dogs forgot the cows and lost the power of barking.