Old Long-Beard paused in his narrative, licked his greasy fingers, and wiped them on his naked sides where his one piece of ragged bearskin failed to cover him.
Long-Beard laughed, too, the five-inch bodkin of bone, thrust midway through the cartilage of his nose, leaping and dancing and adding to his ferocious appearance.
"And that is the first I remember of the Sea Valley," Long-Beard went on.
"It is because I have taught your fathers better." Long-Beard thrust his hairy paw into the bear meat and drew out a handful of suet, which he sucked with a meditative air.
Long-Beard counted long and perplexedly on his fingers.
This he devoured with smacking lips, while Long-Beard went on:
At first Anne felt inclined to resent the intrusion of this long-haired, long-bearded
eccentric into the familiar little circle.
A wild sight it was to see her long-bearded
look-outs at those three mast-heads.
They looked with disgust at the whiskers and well-furnished chins of the white men, and in derision called them Long-beards
. Both sexes, on the other hand, cherished the hair of the head, which with them is generally black and rather coarse.
On the little plateau which crowned the barren hill there stood a single giant boulder, and against this boulder there lay a tall man, long-bearded
and hard-featured, but of an excessive thinness.
The physicians of Turkey, too, those long-bearded
Eastern sages, had been acquainted with it for many years.