Easily could I kill him now that I was warned, but once he was dead I could no more escape, and with the stopping of the machinery of the great plant
I should die with all the other inhabitants of the planet--all, even Dejah Thoris were she not already dead.
All the day of the 22nd of February we passed in the Sargasso Sea, where such fish as are partial to marine plants
find abundant nourishment.
We have traditions among us of the enjoyments of our predecessors, as they rioted in the fertility of their cis-atlantic field; a happy company of thriving and luxuriant plants
Every portion of the soil was peopled with plants
and herbs, which, if less beautiful, still bore tokens of assiduous care, as if all had their individual virtues, known to the scientific mind that fostered them.
Inside the hedge they came upon row after row of large and handsome plants
with broad leaves gracefully curving until their points nearly reached the ground.
But the last leaf of the row of plants
seized the beast even as he ran and instantly he disappeared from sight.
This is generally attributed to vitiated instincts; but how many cultivated plants
display the utmost vigour, and yet rarely or never seed
All through April he was putting the perennials we had sown in the autumn into their permanent places, and all through April he went about with a long piece of string making parallel lines down the borders of beautiful exactitude and arranging the poor plants
like soldiers at a review.
There stood fine hyacinths under glass bells, and there stood strong-stemmed peonies; there grew water plants
, some so fresh, others half sick, the water-snakes lay down on them, and black crabs pinched their stalks.
The geographer Guyot, himself a European, goes farther--farther than I am ready to follow him; yet not when he says: "As the plant
is made for the animal, as the vegetable world is made for the animal world, America is made for the man of the Old World.
And indeed the latter proved to be the truth, for this strange growth upon the craniums of the plant
men of Barsoom represents the thousand ears of these hideous creatures, the last remnant of the strange race which sprang from the original Tree of Life.
With the intrepid woman who was his wife, and a few natives, he landed there, and set about building a house, and clearing the scrub so that he could plant