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the dogs of the sea ; or how he told of Tereus ' transformed shape , of the food
and the present which Philomela got ready for him , of the strange speed with
which she made for the desert , and of the wings on which the unhappy queen ...
Often , too , the ant is seen carrying its eggs out of its secret cells along that
narrow well - worn path , and the great rainbow drinking , and the army of rooks ,
as it draws off from its pasture in long column , crying and flapping its serried
Where Nisus flies up into the air there is she , with her flying wings cutting
scuddingly through the thin ether . Then the rooks , narrowing their throats , utter
a clear note , three or four times over , and repeatedly in their nests on the tree
In short , the secrets which evening carries on his wing , the quarter whence a fair
wind will blow to drive away the clouds , the hidden purposes of the rainy South ,
of all these the Sun will give you prognostics . The Sun — who will dare to call ...
... rainless clouds ; the tall waving corn and the billowy plains are ruffled by the
first light breeze , and a rustling is . heard in the forest tops , and the long waves
come pushing to the shore - on he flies , on wings that sweep land and sea alike .
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