Further on, from the bright red windows of the Sword-Fish Inn, there came such fervent rays, that it seemed to have melted the packed snow and ice from before the house, for everywhere else the congealed frost lay ten inches thick in a hard, asphaltic pavement, --rather weary for me, when I struck my foot against the flinty projections, because from hard, remorseless service the soles
of my boots were in a most miserable plight.
There was not a piece of sound skin the size of a dollar on the whole body; wounds, scars, bruises, discolored extravasated blood, everywhere--even on the soles
of the feet there were wounds.
had shed themselves bit by bit, and the upper leathers had broken and burst until the very shape and form of shoes had departed from them.
I will tickle the soles
of your feet with a feather," (Miss Lindsay shuddered, and hid her feet beneath the chair) "until your hair turns white.
The prince became a Giant again, and asked Hadvor to cut the pieces out of his legs for the dogs; but she refused until he told her that Hermod was in a desert island, which she could not reach unless she took the skin off the soles
of his feet and made shoes out of that; with these shoes she could travel both on land and sea.
His entire business, which was that of cutting out soles
for shoe manufacturers, was not at any time worth more than thirty-five thousand dollars.
What wonder is it if Roland was so good a knight and so valiant as everyone says he was, when, after all, he was enchanted, and nobody could kill him save by thrusting a corking pin into the sole
of his foot, and he always wore shoes with seven iron soles
The trousers were finished off with thick boots, weighted with heavy leaden soles
When he breakfasted or dined all the resources of the club--its kitchens and pantries, its buttery and dairy--aided to crowd his table with their most succulent stores; he was served by the gravest waiters, in dress coats, and shoes with swan-skin soles
, who proffered the viands in special porcelain, and on the finest linen; club decanters, of a lost mould, contained his sherry, his port, and his cinnamon-spiced claret; while his beverages were refreshingly cooled with ice, brought at great cost from the American lakes.
Supposing that after having eaten the leather they eat the soles
, I cannot see much that is left unless they eat one another.
The youth could see that the soles
of his shoes had been worn to the thinness of writing paper, and from a great rent in one the dead foot projected piteously.
Why should I mind the soles
of my feet coming through my boots?