He decided to give up the pursuit, and lay down in the grass, protected right and left by the row of palms
, with on either hand the long avenue extending.
I wish you would look at their palms
. Come, won't you?"
It was needless for him to ask that, for it was pleasant to him to feel them in his palm
, and look at their bright faces, which were all his own: it was another element of life, like the weaving and the satisfaction of hunger, subsisting quite aloof from the life of belief and love from which he had been cut off.
Climbing plants are monstrous and luxuriant, but others which have never been known to climb elsewhere learn the art as an escape from that somber shadow, so that the common nettle, the jasmine, and even the jacitara palm
tree can be seen circling the stems of the cedars and striving to reach their crowns.
I do not wish to seem inelegant, but this unsightly whale looks much like an amputated sow; and, as for the narwhale, one glimpse at it is enough to amaze one, that in this nineteenth century such a hippogriff could be palmed
for genuine upon any intelligent public of schoolboys.
The broad palms
of his tail are flirted high into the air; then smiting the surface, the thunderous concussion resounds for miles.
Into the right hand, which was lying palm
downwards, a wax taper had been thrust between forefinger and thumb, and an old servant, bending over from behind the chair, held it in position.
Tarzan untied the thong which held the mouth of the leathern bag closed, and permitted the contents to trickle slowly forth into his open palm
. Mugambi's eyes went wide at the sight, and the others uttered exclamations of surprise and incredulity, for from the rusty and weatherworn pouch ran a stream of brilliant, scintillating gems.
"Sure, 'tis no beauty, but ye hold the palm
of me hand."
What he was continually looking at in the palm
of his right hand was nothing but his watch, the minute hand of which he appeared to be noting intently.
The Man aimed a blow at his little enemy, but acks palm
came on his head instead; again the Fly tormented him, but this time the Man was wiser and said:
Captain Armand Jacot of the Foreign Legion sat upon an outspread saddle blanket at the foot of a stunted palm