IF YOU HAVE lived in cities and have walked in the park on a summer afternoon, you have perhaps seen, blinking in a corner of his iron cage, a huge, grotesque kind of monkey, a creature with ugly, sag- ging, hairless
skin below his eyes and a bright pur- ple underbody.
Now a great smoke was mixed with the flame, now the flame grew less and less, and the smoke more and more; and now blackened men, hairless
, naked, and blistered, white with the scorching of the fire, staggered out on the farther side of the flames, falling to earth here and there.
Here I was thrown upon my back, and beheld standing over me a colossal ape-like creature, white and hairless
except for an enormous shock of bristly hair upon its head.
The sleek, brown, hairless
body of the lad spelled "man," and man he feared and hated.
Then, in a flash, I perceived that all had the same form of costume, the same soft hairless
visage, and the same girlish rotundity of limb.
rats rather; all with smooth, shining speckled hides--fat sides, and very disagreeable faces.
Cheyne had been looking at the faces - Disko's ivory-yellow, hairless
, iron countenance; Uncle Salters's, with its rim of agricultural hair; Penn's bewildered simplicity; Manuel's quiet smile; Long Jack's grin of delight; and Tom Platt's scar.
The black dress, gold cross on the watch-chain, the hairless
face, and the soft, black wideawake hat would have marked him as a holy man anywhere in all India.
Then we of the Jungle followed the herd till we came to that cave, and Fear stood at the mouth of it, and he was, as the buffaloes had said, hairless
, and he walked upon his hinder legs.
Their faces were hairless
, well formed, and good-humored.
He was a young man with a clear, hairless
face, a long, thin nose, and rather nut-cracker jaws.
Now when this is taken with the high-pitched and querulous voice which Miss MacNab described so vividly (patience, my dear lady, patience), when we take the hairless
head together with the tone common in senile anger, I should think we may deduce some advance in years.