The loins of the warrior were girt about with heavy folds of a dark-coloured tappa, hanging before and behind in clusters of braided tassels, while anklets
and bracelets of curling human hair completed his unique costume.
Now it befell that as Umslopogaas hid one evening in the reeds, watching the kraal of Jikiza, he saw a maiden straight and fair, whose skin shone like the copper anklets
on her limbs.
On her ankles, which as is customary were bare, she had carcajes (for so bracelets or anklets
are called in Morisco) of the purest gold, set with so many diamonds that she told me afterwards her father valued them at ten thousand doubloons, and those she had on her wrists were worth as much more.
He shall be no naked beast of the jungle, but shall wear a loincloth and copper anklets
, and, perchance, a ring in his nose, for he is to be reared by men--a tribe of savage cannibals.
It was during this dance that the ape-man first noticed that some of the men and many of the women wore ornaments of gold--principally anklets
and armlets of great weight, apparently beaten out of the solid metal.
The metal anklets
and armlets adorning him aroused her envy.
All wore necklaces of the teeth or claws of wild beasts, and there were numerous metal wristlets and anklets
That's the reason the horse has all those anklets
round his feet.'
Remember, the stuff does not wash away.' She shook with laughter till her bracelets and anklets
There were what appeared to be bracelets, anklets
and brooches of virgin gold.
"Yes, by Allahabad one lay still in the slack-water and let twenty go by to pick one; and, above all, the English were not cumbered with jewellery and nose-rings and anklets
as my women are nowadays.
The effect on the precision and celerity of the military movements was so remarkable that Lorquas Ptomel presented me with a massive anklet
of gold from his own leg, as a sign of his appreciation of my service to the horde.