If the desire to talk came to him when the two were walking in the fields, he sought out a stump or the top board of a fence and with his hands
pounding busily talked with re- newed ease.
His emotion when speaking of the "monster" struck him as sincere; and, if the Persian had cherished any sinister designs against him, he would not have armed him with his own hands
And so exactly was the expression repeated on the fair young face of her who had crept along the wall to a point where she could see him, and where she now stood looking at him, with hands
which at first had been only raised in frightened compassion, if not even to keep him off and shut out the sight of him, but which were now extending towards him, trembling with eagerness to lay the spectral face upon her warm young breast, and love it back to life and hope--so exactly was the expression repeated (though in stronger characters) on her fair young face, that it looked as though it had passed like a moving light, from him to her.
There was no time for a second shot, for the Mary, dropping the tomahawk, holding her child in both her hands
and plunging to the rail, was in the air and overboard, her fall capsizing the canoe which chanced to be beneath her.
Now Panda was a man of gentle heart, who did not love war, and therefore it was thought that he was half-witted; and, because I loved Panda, when the question of his slaying came on, I and the chief Mapita spoke against it, and pleaded for him, saying that there was nothing to be feared at his hands
who was a fool.
While I was thus looking and wondering, in a calm moment, when the ship was still, Israel Hands
turned partly round and with a low moan writhed himself back to the position in which I had seen him first.
He lit it and, distracted by observing those around him, began crossing himself with the hand
that held the taper.
The governor bade him take it out and hand
it to the complainant; he obeyed trembling; the woman took it, and making a thousand salaams to all and praying to God for the long life and health of the senor governor who had such regard for distressed orphans and virgins, she hurried out of court with the purse grasped in both her hands
, first looking, however, to see if the money it contained was silver.
Well he knew why their hands
were rough; but this hand
of hers .
Withdrawing my hand
when another hand
already stretcheth out to it; hesitating like the cascade, which hesitateth even in its leap:--thus do I hunger for wickedness!
The horse-hair crests on their gleaming helmets touched one another as they nodded forward, so closely serried were they; the spears they brandished in their strong hands
were interlaced, and their hearts were set on battle.
But at three in the morning the big combination of hands