In turn, at night on deck, wriggling her toes
at him under a rug to simulate some strange and crawling creature of an invader, he would dare to simulate his own befoolment and quite disrupt Villa's bed with his frantic ferocious attack on the thing that he knew was only her toes
They cut off three of his toes
, but the others recovered so that he was still able to work and went on living for another twenty years, first as a farm-labourer, then in his old age as a watchman.
Naturally one blushes when one can see one's naked toes
projecting through one's boots, and one's buttons hanging by a single thread!
These were in one or two places so narrow, that in stepping over them with toes
well turned out for greater security, ONE END OF THE FOOT PROJECTED OVER THE AWFUL PRECIPICE ON THE RIGHT, WHILE THE OTHER WAS ON THE BEGINNING OF THE ICE SLOPE ON THE LEFT, WHICH WAS SCARCELY LESS STEEP THAN THE ROCKS.
'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare, "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair." As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes
She looked Mariequita up and down, from her ugly brown toes
to her pretty black eyes, and back again.
The creature could bend either way, and its white toes
now curled the same way the black ones on the other side had done.
The spot was at Chesea, for there Miss Sophia Wackles resided with her widowed mother and two sisters, in conjunction with whom she maintained a very small day-school for young ladies of proportionate dimensions; a circumstance which was made known to the neighbourhood by an oval board over the front first-floor windows, whereupon appeared in circumbmbient flourishes the words 'Ladies' Seminary'; and which was further published and proclaimed at intervals between the hours of half-past nine and ten in the morning, by a straggling and solitrary young lady of tender years standing on the scraper on the tips of her toes
and making futile attempts to reach the knocker with spelling-book.
We remained untouched by its beauties, each buried in an easy-chair toasting our toes
at the fire.
And indeed everybody in the room looked with a smile of pleasure at the jovial old gentleman, who standing beside his tall and stout partner, Marya Dmitrievna, curved his arms, beat time, straightened his shoulders, turned out his toes
, tapped gently with his foot, and, by a smile that broadened his round face more and more, prepared the onlookers for what was to follow.
"Of course you may put it that way," was the reply; "but, seriously, I once threw over a most charming girl on learning quite accidentally that she had suffered amputation of a toe
. My conduct was brutal if you like, but if I had married that girl I should have been miserable for life and should have made her so."
With a regal wave she motioned the young man towards the door, and then with one hand upon her hip she stood in a careless, lounging attitude by the gate, kicking her toe
against the wall and listlessly awaiting the return of the driver.