"Do all your people grow on bushes
?" asked the boy.
Doubtless he would drag the remains of his kill into the bush
for hiding and, as there could be no doubt that he considered her part of his prey, he would certainly come back for her, or possibly drag her in first and kill her.
It was easy work to follow the elephants, for they had left a trail like a carriage road behind them, crushing down the thick bush
in their furious flight as though it were tambouki grass.
He lay down to rest on the other side of the open, near the edge of the bushes
, his tongue lolling out, his chest heaving and panting, his nose still hurting him and causing him to continue his whimper.
Mauki swam ashore with handcuffs on his wrists and got away to the bush
. The schooner went on, but the Moongleam trader ashore offered a thousand sticks, and to him Mauki was brought by the bushmen with a year and eight months tacked on to his account.
I will never hear that chap speak after all,--and my sorrow had a startling extravagance of emotion, even such as I had noticed in the howling sorrow of these savages in the bush
. I couldn't have felt more of lonely desolation somehow, had I been robbed of a belief or had missed my destiny in life.
"Hold!" said he, bursting out of the bushes
and seizing the stranger's weapon.
The black, whipping out his knife, turned to do battle with this new enemy, while the Swede, lying in the bush
, witnessed a duel, the like of which he had never dreamed to see--a half-naked white man battling with a half-naked black, hand to hand with the crude weapons of primeval man at first, and then with hands and teeth like the primordial brutes from whose loins their forebears sprung.
Stepan Arkadyevitch's figure again went behind the bush
, and Levin saw nothing but the bright flash of a match, followed by the red glow and blue smoke of a cigarette.
I suddenly turned away and thrust myself violently, possibly even frantically, through the bushes
, anxious to get a clear space about me again.
At last he decided there was no danger; but just as he prepared to part the bushes
and bend down to the water, a movement among the opposite bushes
caught his eye.
On the hillside he had led the woman to one of the little open spaces among the bushes
and had dropped to his knees beside her.