A young man, in the dress of an officer, conducted to their steeds two females
, who, as it was apparent by their dresses, were prepared to encounter the fatigues of a journey in the woods.
For while those female
whales are characteristically timid, the young males, or forty-barrel-bulls, as they call them, are by far the most pugnacious of all Leviathans, and proverbially the most dangerous to encounter; excepting those wondrous grey-headed, grizzled whales, sometimes met, and these will fight you like grim fiends exasperated by a penal gout.
Dixon, I felt how much more probable that it should be the tribute of warm female
Britannia, that unfortunate female
, is always before me, like a trussed fowl: skewered through and through with office-pens, and bound hand and foot with red tape.
In the nurseries of females
of the meaner sort, the children are instructed in all kinds of works proper for their sex, and their several degrees: those intended for apprentices are dismissed at seven years old, the rest are kept to eleven.
There are other and natural causes tending toward a diminution of population, but nothing contributes so greatly to this end as the fact that no male or female
Martian is ever voluntarily without a weapon of destruction.
There were three Swine-men and a Swine-woman, a mare-rhinoceros-creature, and several other females
whose sources I did not ascertain.
As I must therefore conclude that you are not serious in your rejection of me, I shall choose to attribute it to your wish of increasing my love by suspense, according to the usual practice of elegant females
In the person of the elder of these females
there was exhibited nothing more than the usual indications of youth and health; but there were a delicacy and an expression of exquisite feeling in the countenance of her companion, that caused many a plodding or idle passenger to turn and renew the gaze, which had been attracted by so lovely a person.
A half year's pension was nearly due at the moment the great change occurred, and the day of payment arrived and passed, leaving these two females
literally without twenty francs.
In the distance could be seen the long front of the Ti, its immense piazza swarming with men, arrayed in every variety of fantastic costume, and all vociferating with animated gestures; while the whole interval between it and the place where I stood was enlivened by groups of females
fancifully decorated, dancing, capering, and uttering wild exclamations.
The tribe of anthropoids over which Kerchak ruled with an iron hand and bared fangs, numbered some six or eight families, each family consisting of an adult male with his females
and their young, numbering in all some sixty or seventy apes.