I left Sir Henry behind, therefore, not without some prickings
of conscience, and drove off upon my new quest.
He despised Griffiths for his apologies, he had no patience with his prickings
of conscience: one could do a dastardly thing if one chose, but it was contemptible to regret it afterwards.
Unknown and dreadful things go on in your legs, strange prickings
and tinglings and dartings up and down, a sudden terrifying numbness, when you think they must have dropped off but are afraid to look, then renewed and fiercer prickings
, shootings, and burnings.
I will twine feathers, prickings
, rulings, wampum beads, chance echoes, sprays of lace in the place of your name.
Wherever there's a fence there's a wise man who's perched on it, enduring barbs and prickings
in unmentionable places.