The place was damp, the air acrid with the smell of stale tobacco juice, and foul with the presence of many unwashed humans
They all examined the hole, they all made the sufferer tell it over again, then they all discussed it, and got off as many leather-headed opinions about it as an average crowd of humans
could have done.
The dogs were as still as the humans
, but they followed a little behind me.
Then we loafed along past the Nickersons, and of course they asked if that was the new stranger yonder, and where'd he come from, and what was his name, and which communion was he, Babtis' or Methodis', and which politics, Whig or Democrat, and how long is he staying, and all them other questions that humans
always asks when a stranger comes, and animals does, too.
Dickon always spoke it to the robin himself, so the queer gibberish he used when he spoke to humans
did not matter in the least.
Sola seemed puzzled herself, as though such strange actions on the part of two humans
were quite beyond her, as indeed they were, poor child.
It was as though the beast had suffered himself to be brought from his jungle home and exhibited before thousands of curious spectators for the sole purpose of searching out his long lost friend and master, and, having found him, considered further mingling with the common herd of humans
So here we are, installed in this beautiful old house, and from both my bedroom and the drawing room I can see the great elms of the cathedral close, with their great black stems standing out against the old yellow stone of the cathedral, and I can hear the rooks overhead cawing and cawing and chattering and chattering and gossiping all day, after the manner of rooks--and humans
It seems that the humans
hold one side of this plateau--over yonder, where you saw the caves--and the ape-men hold this side, and there is bloody war between them all the time.
There is but one race of true and immortal humans
His way was to pursue birds who had food in their mouths suitable for humans
and snatch it from them; then the birds would follow and snatch it back; and they would all go chasing each other gaily for miles, parting at last with mutual expressions of good-will.
Now, except by flying, no one can reach the island in the Serpentine, for the boats of humans
are forbidden to land there, and there are stakes round it, standing up in the water, on each of which a bird-sentinel sits by day and night.