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THEN there was no end to the rage and disappointment of Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca.
TOM THUMB went up the kitchen chimney and looked out at the top--there was no soot.
Now kick in, damn you, Bill Roberts, an' finish'm' the referee says to me, an' I tell'm to go to hell as Bill an' me flop into the next clinch, not hittin', an' Bill touches his thumb again, an' I see the pain shoot across his face.
I leave it to any expert in the world whether that is not the mark of his thumb.
When those packets were sealed up, Jonas Oldacre got McFarlane to secure one of the seals by putting his thumb upon the soft wax.
With these words she put the ring upon her left thumb, lifted the young man with one hand, and walked away with him under her arm.
There were four protruding fingers and a horrid red, spongy surface where the thumb should have been.
I glanced down at my hand, which was throbbing painfully, and then, for the first time, saw that my thumb had been cut off and that the blood was pouring from my wound.
said the Rector laying down his reels, and putting his thumbs into his armholes with an air of attention.
I was eight or nine, in velveteen, diamond socks ('Cross your legs when they look at you,' my mother had said, 'and put your thumb in your pocket and leave the top of your handkerchief showing'), and I had travelled by rail to visit a relative.
To be Mary-Annish is to behave like a girl, whimpering because nurse won't carry you, or simpering with your thumb in your mouth, and it is a hateful quality, but to be mad- dog is to kick out at everything, and there is some satisfaction in that.
From this walk a passage called Bunting's Thumb, because it is that length, leads into Picnic Street, where there are real kettles, and chestnut-blossom falls into your mug as you are drinking.
The Wizard reached out, caught the wee creature in his hand, and holding its head between one thumb and finger and its tail between the other thumb and finger he pulled it apart, each of the two parts becoming a whole and separate piglet in an instant.
Then she lifted her right hand, with the thumb pointed upward, and said:
Our business is with the Scots," quoth the elder; "for it was the Scots who cut off daddy's string fingers and his thumbs.