'The old woman is right,' said the robbers, and they ceased looking for the finger
and sat down.
"Could the finger
prints of an ape be detected from those of a man?"
"...In the following cases: physical defect in the married parties, desertion without communication for five years," he said, crooking a short finger
covered with hair, "adultery" (this word he pronounced with obvious satisfaction), "subdivided as follows" (he continued to crook his fat fingers
, though the three cases and their subdivisions could obviously not be classified together): "physical defect of the husband or of the wife, adultery of the husband or of the wife." As by now all his fingers
were used up, he uncrooked all his fingers
and went on: "This is the theoretical view; but I imagine you have done me the honor to apply to me in order to learn its application in practice.
Each of them equally appears a finger
, whether seen in the middle or at the extremity, whether white or black, or thick or thin-- it makes no difference; a finger
is a finger
all the same.
If I put the ring upon the little finger
of my left hand, then I can fly like a bird through the air wherever I wish to go.
The slightest pressure of your finger
would ruin me forever."
Nor was he disappointed entirely, for as she walked away she raised one hand to the black, waving mass at the nape of her neck--the peculiarly feminine gesture that admits cognizance of appraising eyes behind her--and Tarzan saw upon a finger
of this hand the ring of strange workmanship that he had seen upon the finger
of the veiled woman a short time before.
While thus speaking Athos regarded with attention the sapphire set with diamonds which had taken, on D'Artagnan's finger
, the place of the queen's ring, carefully kept in a casket.
"You won't die just because you have cut off a finger
, you may be sure."
"Why, I think you took my finger
marks once or twice before."
Of such stuff are the men of my beloved Helium, and when I meet another of their kind, of whatever race or color, my heart goes out to him as it did now to my new friend who had risked his life for me simply because I wore the mate to the ring his ruler had put upon his finger
'That would be all the better, wouldn't it?' the Queen said, as she bound the plaster round her finger
with a bit of ribbon.