The wolf crouched, gnashed her teeth, and again rose and bounded forward, followed at the distance of a couple of feet by all the borzois, who did not get any closer to her.
Nicholas could already see not far in front of him the wood where the wolf would certainly escape should she reach it.
Father Wolf listened, and below in the valley that ran down to a little river he heard the dry, angry, snarly, singsong whine of a tiger who has caught nothing and does not care if all the jungle knows it.
It is neither bullock nor buck he hunts to-night," said Mother Wolf.
Perchance this was so, Umslopogaas," answered Galazi the Wolf.
Then I heard a wolf howl on my right, and from the left came answering howls, and these, again, were answered by others in front of and behind me.
The Lair of the Wolf is his refuge, and where he has made him his home, Not even the Head Wolf may enter, not even the Council may come.
The Lair of the Wolf is his refuge, but where he has digged it too plain, The Council shall send him a message, and so he shall change it again.
The mate, Johansen, stood away several feet to the side of him, and fully three yards in front of him sat Wolf Larsen on one of the pivotal cabin chairs.
Wolf Larsen queried, his voice soft, and low, and purring.
But the moment he left the protection of the fire, the boldest wolf leaped for him, but leaped short.
On every side, wherever the live coals had fallen, the snow was sizzling, and every little while a retiring wolf, with wild leap and snort and snarl, announced that one such live coal had been stepped upon.
Then it was that Walt put forth special effort, making it a practice to have Wolf lie at his feet while he wrote, and, between petting and talking, losing much time from his work.
It was at this juncture, when Walt had just decided it was time for him to be saying something to relieve the strain, that Wolf, who had been away nosing through the brush, trotted wolf-like into view.
Ferko at once recognised the wolf
whose broken leg he had healed, and told him what he had to do the following day if he wished to escape with his life.