As bad was Harley Kennan's trick of catching him gloriously asleep on an edge of Villa's skirt and of tickling the hair between his toes
and making him kick involuntarily in his sleep, until he kicked himself awake to hearing of gurgles and snickers of laughter at his expense.
When he heard the peasants shouting as they dug him out and rolled the frozen body of Vasili Andreevich from off him, he was at first surprised that in the other world peasants should be shouting in the same old way and had the same kind of body, and then when he realized that he was still in this world he was sorry rather than glad, especially when he found that the toes
on both his feet were frozen.
But when it was undressed and he caught a glimpse of wee, wee, little hands, little feet, saffron-colored, with little toes
, too, and positively with a little big toe
different from the rest, and when he saw Lizaveta Petrovna closing the wide-open little hands, as though they were soft springs, and putting them into linen garments, such pity for the little creature came upon him, and such terror that she would hurt it, that he held her hand back.
There are men, too--wretched busybodies--who walk about merely to see if they can find some wretched tchinovnik or broken-down official who has got toes
projecting from his boots or his hair uncut
My heels reared aloft, my toes
they hearkened,--thee they would know: hath not the dancer his ear--in his toe
They had to climb this, so the guide in the lead cut steps in the ice with his hatchet, and as fast as he took his toes
out of one of these slight holes, the toes
of the man behind him occupied it.
So they began solemnly dancing round and round Alice, every now and then treading on her toes
when they passed too close, and waving their forepaws to mark the time, while the Mock Turtle sang this, very slowly and sadly:--
The great toe
, instead of being in line with the other toes
, opposed them, like a thumb, and its opposition to the other toes
was what enabled him to get a grip with his foot.
yet there are upland geese with webbed feet which rarely or never go near the water; and no one except Audubon has seen the frigate-bird, which has all its four toes
webbed, alight on the surface of the sea.
Edna looked at her feet, and noticed the sand and slime between her brown toes
Its hands were black, too, and its toes
curled down, like a bird's.
The spot was at Chesea, for there Miss Sophia Wackles resided with her widowed mother and two sisters, in conjunction with whom she maintained a very small day-school for young ladies of proportionate dimensions; a circumstance which was made known to the neighbourhood by an oval board over the front first-floor windows, whereupon appeared in circumbmbient flourishes the words 'Ladies' Seminary'; and which was further published and proclaimed at intervals between the hours of half-past nine and ten in the morning, by a straggling and solitrary young lady of tender years standing on the scraper on the tips of her toes
and making futile attempts to reach the knocker with spelling-book.