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Página 4 - There stood the lion with his foot upon his prostrate foe, looking round in conscious power and pride upon the bands of his assailants — and with a port the most noble and imposing that can be conceived. It was the most magnificent thing I ever witnessed. The danger of our friends, however, rendered it at the moment too terrible to enjoy either the grand or the ludicrous part of the picture. We expected every instant to see one or more of them torn in pieces ; nor, though the rest of the party...
Página 4 - Bastaards, in place of now pouring in their volley upon him, instantly turned, and fled helter-skelter, leaving him to do his pleasure upon the defenceless Scots,— who, with empty guns, were tumbling over each other in their hurry to escape the clutch of the rampant savage. In a twinkling he was upon them — and with one stroke of his paw dashed the nearest to the ground. " The scene was terrific ! There stood the lion with his foot upon...
Página 10 - Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him ? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord.
Página 9 - And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.
Página 2 - ... for life. But it was too late. The horse was fagged and bore a heavy man on his back — the lion was fresh and furious with hunger, and came down upon him like a thunder-bolt. In a few seconds he overtook, and springing up behind Lucas, brought horse and man in an instant to the ground.
Página 4 - Lion of the yellow variety, about five or six years of age. He measured nearly twelve feet from the nose to the tip of the tail. His fore leg below the knee was so thick that I could not span it with both hands; and his neck, breast, and limbs appeared, when the skin was taken off, a complete congeries of sinews.
Página 4 - After ascertaining the state of our rescued comrade, (who fortunately had sustained no other injury than a slight scratch on the back, and a severe bruise in the ribs, from the force with which the animal had dashed him to the ground,) we renewed the chase with Hottentots and hounds in full cry.
Página 4 - ... fifteen feet high, as readily as if they had been tufts of grass, — and abandoning the jungle, retreated towards the mountains. After ascertaining the state of our rescued comrade (who fortunately...
Página 3 - Luckily the poor boor was unhurt, and the lion was too eager in worrying the horse, to pay any immediate attention to the rider. Hardly knowing himself how he escaped, he contrived to scramble out of the fray, and made a clean pair of heels of it till he reached the nearest house. Lucas...
Página 8 - In the year 1708, two of these animals, a male and female, with three young ones, broke into a sheepfold at the Cape of Good Hope. They killed nearly a hundred sheep, and regaled themselves with the blood ; after which they tore a carcass into three pieces, and gave one of these to each of their offspring; they then took each a whole sheep, and, thus laden, began to retire ; but, having been observed, they were waylaid on their return, and the female and...

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