"And sometimes we do," answered the Prince; "but that is considered a great misfortune, for then we must be planted at once."
I am in no hurry to resign my office and be planted, you may be sure."
The man now took Ojo's arm and led him up the road, past the last of the great plants, and not till he was safely beyond their reach did he cease his whistling.
And then he walked back among the plants, still whistling, and found the three leaves which were curled around Ojo's traveling companions.
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. Still, I shall pass them over, merely remarking that a bountiful nature has made such provision for the happiness of all created things as enables each to rejoice in its existence, and to praise, after its fashion and kind, the divine Being to which it owes its creation.
Now occurred one of those chances which decide the fortunes of plants, as well as those of men, giving me a claim to Norman, instead of Milesian descent.
Habit also has a deciding influence, as in the period of flowering with plants when transported from one climate to another.
Some instances of correlation are quite whimsical; thus cats with blue eyes are invariably deaf; colour and constitutional peculiarities go together, of which many remarkable cases could be given amongst animals and plants. From the facts collected by Heusinger, it appears that white sheep and pigs are differently affected from coloured individuals by certain vegetable poisons.
Both men and women were armed with long-swords and daggers, but no firearms were in evidence, else it had been short shrift for the gruesome plant
men of Barsoom.
It would take months to penetrate those mighty walls, in fact the work has already commenced, and there would be little to fear were the engine of the pumping plant
to run as it should and as they all have for hundreds of years now; but the worst, we fear, has happened.
peas so late!" -- for I continued to plant
when others had begun to hoe -- the ministerial husbandman had not suspected it.
When they had done this, they pulled up all the young trees which the poor men had planted
; broke down an enclosure they had made to secure their cattle and their corn; and, in a word, sacked and plundered everything as completely as a horde of Tartars would have done.