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As she rode along slowly, her bare legs swinging against the pony's sides, she kept shouting back to me about how astonished everybody would be.
Still more, his very legs were marked, as if a parcel of dark green frogs were running up the trunks of young palms.
One scraped the outside of a leg; another scraped the inside of the same leg.
Then, the night you're ready, fetch the leg a kick, down she goes; slip off your chain, and there you are.
There's nothing against him yet,' returned the man with the wooden leg.
When he came to the low church wall, he got over it, like a man whose legs were numbed and stiff, and then turned round to look for me.
My good friend,' said the youth, 'be of good cheer, for I can soon heal your leg,' and with these words he poured some of the precious water over the wolf's paw, and in a minute the animal was springing about sound and well on all fours.
So I went to a tinsmith and had him make me a new leg out of tin.
Old Karay had turned his head and was angrily searching for fleas, baring his yellow teeth and snapping at his hind legs.
He had but one leg, set just below the middle of his round, fat body; but it was a stout leg and had a broad, flat foot at the bottom of it, on which the man seemed to stand very well.
His lips were pursed for the piercing whistle for which he was famous and which Daylight knew of old, when Daylight, with a hook of his leg and a yank on the shoulder, slammed the startled Bill down into his seat.
Had Jerry, with a broken leg or so, still retained power of movement, then he would have mauled him, perhaps to death.
But in those items the ancient was intact, although one leg ceased midway between knee and thigh.
She couldn't run fast, for the day before she had got her leg clawed by a bear when she was up on the mountain gathering berries.
What can be more curious than that the hand of a man, formed for grasping, that of a mole for digging, the leg of the horse, the paddle of the porpoise, and the wing of the bat, should all be constructed on the same pattern, and should include the same bones, in the same relative positions?