Yes, they were like an army of ants that had been suddenly thrown into confusion.
Why, Maria, if you look close ye can see jes' where the ants crawl in and out.
There is no use trying to depend on killing all these ants after they have taken possession.
Who would ever have thought that a nest of ants would be so hard to kill?
Around these the ants make their nests, so as to have their cows in stables of their own.
"Guess I'd pulled eberyting 'fore the ants got over," suggested Willie.
The ants are very fond of this honey-dew, and lap it up eagerly.
And I have certainly seen folks who were not as wise as the ants.
They then vacate the houses, and leave them to the ants, who soon stream in.
It endows us with a group-soul, without which we, like ants and bees, cannot face life.