I believe they were fat, though I was at that time undersized
for my years, and not strong.
In the days when the spinning-wheels hummed busily in the farmhouses-- and even great ladies, clothed in silk and thread-lace, had their toy spinning-wheels of polished oak--there might be seen in districts far away among the lanes, or deep in the bosom of the hills, certain pallid undersized
men, who, by the side of the brawny country-folk, looked like the remnants of a disinherited race.
Then soldiers appeared--good-looking, undersized
men--wearing each a knapsack covered with mangy fur, and a great-coat which had been cut for some larger soldier.
The waiter, an undersized
youth with a flat, spotty face, hurried to and fro carrying a tray laden with glasses of beer.
This was said by the undersized
Napoleon, looking up straight into Alexander's eyes.
The waiter himself--a small, undersized
person with black, startled eyes set at that moment in a fixed and unnatural stare-made one desperate effort to save himself and then fell backwards.
All the time, while the tale of happening at Poonga- Poonga had been going on, he had pictured her as the woman he had always known, clad roughly, skirt made out of window-curtain stuff, an undersized
man's shirt for a blouse, straw sandals for foot covering, with the Stetson hat and the eternal revolver completing her costume.
But the whole effect is spoiled when I look at them - at Tetralani, five feet ten in her stocking feet and weighing a hundred and ninety pounds, and at Barillo, a scant five feet four, greasy-featured, with the chest of a squat, undersized
blacksmith, and at the pair of them, attitudinizing, clasping their breasts, flinging their arms in the air like demented creatures in an asylum; and when I am expected to accept all this as the faithful illusion of a love-scene between a slender and beautiful princess and a handsome, romantic, young prince - why, I can't accept it, that's all.
It turned aside for the bowlders, and also for an undersized
railway-truck lying there on its back with its wheels in the air.
Bunny, he was a miserable little undersized
wretch--ill-favored --servile--surly--and second only to his master in bestial cunning and hypocrisy.
I looked round, and saw an undersized
man in black on the door- step of a house, which, as well as I could judge, stood next to Mrs.
Lost in the crowd, miserable and undersized
, he meditated confidently on his power, keeping his hand in the left pocket of his trousers, grasping lightly the india-rubber ball, the supreme guarantee of his sinister freedom; but after a while he became disagreeably affected by the sight of the roadway thronged with vehicles and of the pavement crowded with men and women.