Above, the sky is stainless blue--blue as the sea itself, which under the forefoot is of the colour and sheen of azure satin.
I do not forget one night, when I should have been asleep, of lying on the forecastle-head and gazing down at the spectral ripple of foam thrust aside by the Ghost's forefoot. It sounded like the gurgling of a brook over mossy stones in some quiet dell, and the crooning song of it lured me away and out of myself till I was no longer Hump the cabin-boy, nor Van Weyden, the man who had dreamed away thirty-five years among books.
"'O the blazing tropic night, when the wake's a welt of light That holds the hot sky tame, And the steady forefoot snores through the planet-powdered floors Where the scared whale flukes in flame.
"Yonder, among the oak trees," said the tiger, pointing with his forefoot
I wake every night and see in my room, intently watching me, a big black Newfoundland dog with a white forefoot
I could see the waves boiling white under her forefoot
. Immensely tall she looked to me from my low station in the coracle.
I told him, too, where they were, and how one of them had fallen into a stream and lay there on its back drowned, with its forefoot
caught in a forked root.
The sea was like smoky oil., except where it turned to fire under our forefoot
and Whirled back into the dark in smears of dull flame.
They pick up all the bones and nails in the city.' He stooped to lift its forefoot
, and that brought his head within a foot of Kim's.
He seemed to flatten out and shoot through the air with the very minimum of exertion, and at his forefoot
ran Nobs, doing his best to turn him.
A plunge of the ship ended in a shock as if she had landed her forefoot
upon something solid.
The Lone Wolf must have sprung and missed his hold, for Mowgli heard the snap of his teeth and then a yelp as the Sambhur knocked him over with his forefoot