Maybe he wondered - maybe he knew - if his father had ever held him as he held his offspring right now.
The offspring of some stray, I guess.
The more they get to eat, the more offspring they will produce, and some of those offspring will need to stake out new territory.
One logical candidate was the offspring of Edith Plotke and Josh Mulligan: someone forty years old, perhaps a red head.
The bear dropped down on all fours and growled at her offspring, who dashed back into the trees.
At the rate Ed is having female offspring; he'll have to be one of your geldings.
I'm not sure which of my sins she considers worst - being a Medena offspring or refusing my heritage.
Western commissions, the offspring of the Granger movement, were of a more vigorous type.
The development of such diversely-formed insects as the offspring of the unmodified females which show none of their peculiarities raises many points of difficulty for students in heredity.
Lamarck had put forward the hypothesis that structural alterations acquired by (that is to say, superimposed upon) a parent in the course of its life are transmitted to the offspring, and that, as these structural alterations are acquired by an animal or plant in consequence of the direct action of the environment, the offspring inheriting them would as a consequence not unfrequently start with a greater fitness for those conditions than its parents started with.
Yet it may be thought that the usual instinct of the " diggingwasps " to capture and store up food in an underground burrow for the benefit of offspring which they will never see is even more surprising.
This is associated with the fact, so ably demonstrated by Darwin, that, at any rate in a large number of cases, cross-pollination yields better results, as measured by the number of seeds produced and the strength of the offspring, than self-pollination; the latter is, however, preferable to absence of pollination.
He noticed that when he bred a tall one with a short one, sometimes he got tall offspring and sometimes a short offspring.
Then he noticed when he bred tall pea plants with another tall plant, he occasionally got a short offspring, but usually tall ones.
Now, if words and images come to me without effort, it is a pretty sure sign that they are not the offspring of my own mind, but stray waifs that I regretfully dismiss.
I had no difficulty in making it clear to her that if plants and animals didn't produce offspring after their kind, they would cease to exist, and everything in the world would soon die.