It then became pitiful to watch that trembling old face trying to point the way of courage to the young one
. In time, however, there came another youth, as true, I dare say, as the first, but not so well known to me, and I shrugged my shoulders cynically to see my old friend once more a matchmaker.
Thus neither the uncle nor nephew saw any symptoms of suspicion in the mother or daughter; nor did the mother or daughter remark the overacted complacence of the old man, nor the counterfeit satisfaction which grinned in the features of the young one
"When the child of morning, rosy-fingered dawn, appeared, he again lit his fire, milked his goats and ewes, all quite rightly, and then let each have her own young one
; as soon as he had got through with all his work, he clutched up two more of my men, and began eating them for his morning's meal.
Warmth and strength and life flowed into the aged frame from the young one
The cuckoo lays its egg in the strange bird's nest, and when the young one
is hatched it shoulders its foster-brothers out and breaks at last the nest that has sheltered it.
"A more marred-looking young one
I never saw in my life," Mrs.
The crafty mother-birds, when they tired of sitting on their eggs, used to get the young one
to break their shells a day before the right time by whispering to them that now was their chance to see Peter washing or drinking or eating.
This we did, and the sails were hoisted, but before we had made any way the rocs reached their despoiled nest and hovered about it, uttering frightful cries when they discovered the mangled remains of their young one
. For a moment we lost sight of them, and were flattering ourselves that we had escaped, when they reappeared and soared into the air directly over our vessel, and we saw that each held in its claws an immense rock ready to crush us.
'That is not done quite as you seem to think,' said the wolf; 'you must wait until the Queen comes,' Soon afterwards, the Queen arrived with some food in her beak, and the lord King came too, and they began to feed their young ones
. The bear would have liked to go at once, but the wolf held him back by the sleeve, and said: 'No, you must wait until the lord and lady Queen have gone away again.' So they took stock of the hole where the nest lay, and trotted away.
A DOVE shut up in a cage was boasting of the large number of young ones
which she had hatched.
Some of the young ones
had sought refuge in other caves.
There were, as I say, five of them, two being adults and three young ones
. In size they were enormous.