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rose again into the sky, like a swarm of big butterflies, and circled fighting and drove away out of sight again towards the east.
Once or twice flying machines, as they circled warily, came right overhead, and for a time Bert gave himself body and soul to cowering.
The leaping savages, the flickering firelight playing upon their painted bodies, circled about the victim at the stake.
He was crying with sheer rage and eagerness as he circled back and forth for a chance to spring in.