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If I put the ring upon the middle finger of my left hand, then neither fire nor water nor any sharp weapon can hurt me.
She put it on the middle finger of her left hand, and told the youth to take a knife and try as hard as he could to cut her with it, for he would not be able to hurt her.
Never were hands more exquisite than hers, and it was a joy to look at them when she threaded her needle or adjusted her gold thimble to her taper middle finger as she sewed away on the little night-drawers or fashioned a bodice or a bib.
After Antonia had said the new words over and over, she wanted to give me a little chased silver ring she wore on her middle finger. When she coaxed and insisted, I repulsed her quite sternly.
Well; might you be acquainted with my middle finger, the T'other?'
Has a piece cut out of each ear, and the middle finger of the left hand cut off to the second joint.'
He appeared to be of a middle age, and taller than any of the other three who attended him, whereof one was a page that held up his train, and seemed to be somewhat longer than my middle finger; the other two stood one on each side to support him.
An illustration will make my meaning clearer:-- here are three fingers--a little finger, a second finger, and a middle finger.
He searched out her solar plexus, and did no more than snap his middle finger against it.
She would not sit down, but stood by the fire dipping her inky middle finger in the egg-cup, which contained vinegar, and smearing it over the ink stains on her face, frowning the whole time and looking very gloomy.
Her own little right-hand middle finger got steeped to the very bone in ink; and I think that was the only decided result obtained.
She stared at the gold eye-glass which Pyotr Petrovitch held in his left hand and at the massive and extremely handsome ring with a yellow stone on his middle finger. But suddenly she looked away and, not knowing where to turn, ended by staring Pyotr Petrovitch again straight in the face.

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