The Eagle built her nest in the branches of a tall tree, while the Fox crept into the underwood
and there produced her young.
One day they went to walk in the wood, that they might be alone; and Jorindel said, 'We must take care that we don't go too near to the fairy's castle.' It was a beautiful evening; the last rays of the setting sun shone bright through the long stems of the trees upon the green underwood
beneath, and the turtle-doves sang from the tall birches.
"Yes," said Holmes; "by John Underwood
and Sons, 129, Camberwell Road."
It seemed to me a long time before I was once more set upon my feet by the elephant, and I stood as if in a dream watching the herd, which turned and trampled off in another direction, and were soon hidden in the dense underwood
. Then, recovering myself, I looked about me, and found that I was standing upon the side of a great hill, strewn as far as I could see on either hand with bones and tusks of elephants.
Just as he had attained the upper end of the lane, where the underwood
was thickest, four men sprung upon him, even as his fears anticipated, two from each side of the road, and seized him so fast, that resistance, if at first practicable, would have been now too late.
When he had cut down all the trees and burned the underwood
, the stumps still remained.
Here and there a tawny brook prattled out from among the underwood
and lost itself again in the ferns and brambles upon the further side.
In fact, we must not dissemble that the oscillation of the tall trees and the reflection of the moon in the dark underwood
gave him serious uneasiness.
Even as you may see in coppice woods; if you leave your staddles too thick, you shall never have clean underwood
, but shrubs and bushes.
Accordingly I hid myself in some thick underwood
, determining to devote the ensuing hours to reflection on my situation.
It was not a grove with measured grass or rolled gravel for you to tread upon, but with narrow, hollow- shaped, earthy paths, edged with faint dashes of delicate moss-- paths which look as if they were made by the free will of the trees and underwood
, moving reverently aside to look at the tall queen of the white-footed nymphs.