Third: I cannot demonstrate it, but it seems to me, that in the whale the sense of touch is concentrated in the tail; for in this respect there is a delicacy in it only equalled by the daintiness of the elephant's trunk
. This delicacy is chiefly evinced in the action of sweeping, when in maidenly gentleness the whale with a certain soft slowness moves his immense flukes from side to side upon the surface of the sea; and if he feel but a sailor's whisker, woe to that sailor, whiskers and all.
Moti Guj never trampled the life out of Deesa on these occasions, for he knew that after the beating was over, Deesa would embrace his trunk
and weep and call him his love and his life and the liver of his soul, and give him some liquor.
This mode of walking the tree is only practicable where the trunk
declines considerably from the perpendicular.
Little Toomai was too frightened to speak, but Kala Nag was behind him, and Toomai made a sign with his hand, and the elephant caught him up in his trunk
and held him level with Pudmini's forehead, in front of the great Petersen Sahib.
The animal was vainly trying with his trunk
to disengage himself from the rope that attached him to the car.
Moreover, it is a peculiar trunk
, without any visible means of opening."
And around the main trunk
above the fork Lop-Ear circled too, keeping always the trunk
between himself and the Fire-Man.
Next, the crate was carried out to an express wagon and loaded in along with a number of trunks
. Del Mar had disappeared the moment he had locked the door, and the two men in the wagon, which was now bouncing along over the cobblestones, were strangers.
By the side of the path, on the dusty dry grass, all sorts of household goods lay in a heap: featherbeds, a samovar, icons, and trunks
. On the ground, beside the trunks
, sat a thin woman no longer young, with long, prominent upper teeth, and wearing a black cloak and cap.
The three were off at last, with Pollyanna's trunk
in behind, and Pollyanna herself snugly ensconced between Nancy and Timothy.
To these remonstrances, the single gentleman answered not a word, but when the trunk
was at last got into the bed-room, sat down upon it and wiped his bald head and face with his handkerchief.
The next evening, at about the same hour, accompanied by two others whose names are not recalled, they were again on the porch of the Harding house, and again the mysterious phenomenon occurred: the vine was violently agitated while under the closest scrutiny from root to tip, nor did their combined strength applied to the trunk
serve to still it.