A moment after all four of the party had disappeared in the woods
, and the elephant was bearing them away at a rapid pace.
The forest seemed full of the smell of burning wood
cried Simon to a borzoi that was pushing forward out of the wood
And never let me hear a word out of your head about haunted woods
Sometimes its banks were high and steep, hung with slender ashes and birches; again they were mere, low margins, green with delicate mosses, shelving out of the wood
Although the inhabitants were so assiduous in setting fire to every part of the wood
, yet I did not see a single fire which they had succeeded in making extensive.
Sometimes I heard four or five at once in different parts of the wood
, by accident one a bar behind another, and so near me that I distinguished not only the cluck after each note, but often that singular buzzing sound like a fly in a spider's web, only proportionally louder.
These young trees, and they were always the finest looking, retained their branches; they were laid on carts, and the horses drew them out of the wood
Further on, in the wood
down there, they've got no names--however, go on with your list of insects: you're wasting time.
I do not know how this really happened, yet the fact remains that one fine day this piece of wood
found itself in the shop of an old carpenter.
He had not entered far into the wood
before he beheld a most shocking sight indeed, a woman stript half naked, under the hands of a ruffian, who had put his garter round her neck, and was endeavouring to draw her up to a tree.
Thereupon he fell in a muse, looking in the embers of the fire; and presently, getting a piece of wood
, he fashioned it in a cross, the four ends of which he blackened on the coals.
The wet wood
which I had placed near the heat dried and itself became inflamed.
We had not gone half over the plain when we began to hear the wolves howl in the wood
on our left in a frightful manner, and presently after we saw about a hundred coming on directly towards us, all in a body, and most of them in a line, as regularly as an army drawn up by experienced officers.
When the two poor frightened men had secured their wives and goods, they sent the other slave they had of the three who came with the women, and who was at their place by accident, away to the Spaniards with all speed, to give them the alarm, and desire speedy help, and, in the meantime, they took their arms and what ammunition they had, and retreated towards the place in the wood
where their wives were sent; keeping at a distance, yet so that they might see, if possible, which way the savages took.