Then it threshes about wildly, until it receives hook after hook in
its soft flesh; and the hooks, straining from many different angles, hold the luckless fish fast until it is drowned.
Did I never tell you the yarn about Henry getting the fish hook in
his nose, Mistress Blythe?
It is this, if we meet Hook in
open fight, you must leave him to me.
Each time he looked at it there arose visions of her in a myriad moods and guises--coming in out of the flying smother of the gale that had wrecked her schooner; launching a whale-boat to go a-fishing; running dripping from the sea, with streaming hair and clinging garments, to the fresh-water shower; frightening four-score cannibals with an empty chlorodyne bottle; teaching Ornfiri how to make bread; hanging her Stetson hat and revolver-belt on the hook in
the living-room; talking gravely about winning to hearth and saddle of her own, or juvenilely rattling on about romance and adventure, bright-eyed, her face flushed and eager with enthusiasm.
After crossing her hands, he tied them with a strong rope, and led her to a stool under a large hook in
the joist, put in for the purpose.
It was designed by Mary Hook in
the early 1950s for her own use.
About half of all Hanoi burglaries in West Yorkshire are 'sneak-ins', where thieves have simply walked in through unlocked doors to snatch car keys which have usually been left in obvious places, such as on a table or on a hook in