Yet the old time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as "historical" in the children's library; for the time has come for a series of newer "wonder tales" in which the stereotyped genie, dwarf and fairy are eliminated, together with all the horrible and blood-curdling incidents devised by their authors to point a fearsome
moral to each tale.
I could not at first see the beast from which emanated this fearsome
challenge, but the sound had the effect of bringing the two victims around with a sudden start, and then I saw the girl's face--she was not Dian!
Instantly my brain cleared and there swept back across the threshold of my memory the vivid picture of the horrors of that ghostly Arizona cave; again, as on that far-gone night, my muscles refused to respond to my will and again, as though even here upon the banks of the placid Hudson, I could hear the awful moans and rustling of the fearsome
thing which had lurked and threatened me from the dark recesses of the cave, I made the same mighty and superhuman effort to break the bonds of the strange anaesthesia which held me, and again came the sharp click as of the sudden parting of a taut wire, and I stood naked and free beside the staring, lifeless thing that had so recently pulsed with the warm, red life-blood of John Carter.
And then Chance carried a little leather ball beneath the window where the old man stood; and as the child ran, laughing, to recover it, De Vac's eyes fell upon him, and his former plan for revenge melted as the fog before the noonday sun; and in its stead there opened to him the whole hideous plot of fearsome
vengeance as clearly as it were writ upon the leaves of a great book that had been thrown wide before him.
Though our challenges are fearsome
, so are our strengths.
To be held paralyzed, with one's back toward some horrible and unknown danger from the very sound of which the ferocious Apache warriors turn in wild stampede, as a flock of sheep would madly flee from a pack of wolves, seems to me the last word in fearsome
predicaments for a man who had ever been used to fighting for his life with all the energy of a powerful physique.
Stuffed serpents of the most objectionable and horrid kind; giant insects from the tropics, fearsome
in every detail; fishes and crustaceans covered with weird spikes; dried octopuses of great size.
With a resolute ignoring of that fearsome
darkness to the right and to the left, Pollyanna drew a quick breath and pattered straight into that silvery path, and on to the window.
It was a fearsome
walk, and one which will be with me so long as memory holds.
But she was still an ape, a huge, fierce, terrible beast of a species closely allied to the gorilla, yet more intelligent; which, with the strength of their cousin, made her kind the most fearsome
of those awe-inspiring progenitors of man.
And I loved even her naughtinesses, as when she stamped her foot at me, which she could not do without also gnashing her teeth, like a child trying to look fearsome
. How pretty was that gnashing of her teeth!
The horse was still smarting from the sharp claws of the invisible bears, and as soon as he was on land and headed toward the mountain the thought that more of those fearsome
creatures might be near acted as a spur and sent him galloping along in a way that made Dorothy catch her breath.