I think you'd better get rid of that Shandy serpent; he seems ripe for any deviltry.
In moving I had trodden on or touched the serpent with my foot, and it had bitten me just above the ankle.
Cursed be the serpent that bit you and had not sufficient power in its venom to kill!
And the woman said, "The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat."
Had she produced a serpent, I could not have been more frightened.
But who can say that the serpent of his tribe has forgotten his wisdom?
But the Rector felt that he was listening to the excuses of a serpent.
What was there to ask that would not be a challenge to her to lie, as the serpent had lied?
The serpent had asked him to be gentle with her—had dared to ask him.
I would have said,' cried Mr Pecksniff, 'that the Serpent lied.