But at the same time there was a suspicious crackling movement beside him, and his astonished eye saw a young spruce sapling
bending down above him to strike him.
When a new-hatched savage running wild about his native woodlands in a grass clout, followed by the nibbling goats, as if he were a green sapling
; even then, in Queequeg's ambitious soul, lurked a strong desire to see something more of Christendom than a specimen whaler or two.
“Come, old chap,” said Billy, good-naturedly, “don’t be crabb’d, but hear what a man has got to say I’ve no consarn in the business, only to see right ‘twixt man and man; and I don’t kear the valie of a beetle-ring which gets the better; but there’s Squire Doolittle, yonder be hind the beech sapling
, he has invited me to come in and ask you to give up to the law—that’s all.”
On a tract of several acres around this rock, oaks and other hard-wood trees had supplied the place of the pines, which were the usual growth of the land; and a young and vigorous sapling
stood close beside the travellers.
which had rooted down to a poisonous stratum on the spot of its sowing had been transplanted to a deeper soil.
"The thief is leaning against the foot of the sugar sapling
, that you can see over them bushes; his right leg is in a line with the bark of the tree, and," tapping his rifle, "I can take him from where I stand, between the angle and the knee, with a single shot, putting an end to his tramping through the woods, for at least a month to come.
Choosing among them, he presently found a sapling
to his liking.
Here he paused a moment before the sapling
barrier which Bukawai had set up, listening to the snarls and growls which came faintly from the far recesses of the cavern.
I bore him fair and strong, hero among heroes, and he shot up as a sapling
; I tended him as a plant in a goodly garden, and sent him with his ships to Ilius to fight the Trojans, but never shall I welcome him back to the house of Peleus.
"Just a hint of the fall styles, mother," she said, slipping the stem of a gorgeous red and yellow sapling
between the mattress and the foot of the bed.
"By your leave," he said loudly, "I'd like it well to shoot with any other man here present at a mark of my own placing." And he strode down the lists with a slender peeled sapling
which he stuck upright in the ground.
He could just reach the saplings
that formed the frame work of the roof.