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The shells of the eight he sucked he broke to fragments as a dog might break them, and, to build the picture he had long visioned, of the eighth egg he reserved a tiny portion which he spread, not on Jerry's jowls where his tongue could have erased it, but high up about his eyes and above them, where it would remain and stand witness against him according to the plot he had planned.
And Bashti, who had not tasted a megapode egg in half a year, and who was keen for the one recrudescent thrill of remote youth still left to him, led the way back across the mangrove swamp at so prodigious a pace as quite to wind his high priest who was many years younger than he.
Certain that he was dreaming, he turned the egg over and over in his hands, fondled it, kissed it, and talked to it:
But in place of the white and the yolk of the egg, a little yellow Chick, fluffy and gay and smiling, escaped from it.
Coming from eggs in which they have lain for five years, the period of incubation, they step forth into the world perfectly developed except in size.
He mentioned this to his mate and when he told her that the Eggs would probably conduct themselves in the same way after they were fledged she was quite comforted and even became eagerly interested and derived great pleasure from watching the boy over the edge of her nest--though she always thought that the Eggs would be much cleverer and learn more quickly.
Now,' said the father to the eldest son, 'take away the eggs without letting the bird that is sitting upon them and hatching them know anything of what you are doing.
She was still thinking of the egg, though; so presently she asked:
The big snake turned half around, and saw the egg on the veranda.
Every being, which during its natural lifetime produces several eggs or seeds, must suffer destruction during some period of its life, and during some season or occasional year, otherwise, on the principle of geometrical increase, its numbers would quickly become so inordinately great that no country could support the product.
So he led her to the nests and she took five eggs out of each.
JEMIMA PUDDLE-DUCK came every afternoon; she laid nine eggs in the nest.
On the contrary," said Guph, "there are now hundreds of chickens in Oz, and they lay heaps of those dangerous eggs.
Then up she flew; deserting her eggs, so as to make her meaning clear.
Out of the four nests which I saw, three contained twenty-two eggs each, and the fourth twenty-seven.