He is in the same plight as Freddy, very wet about the ankles
Again the rat charged and as Turan stepped quickly back to avoid the menacing jaws, something seemed to jerk suddenly upon his right ankle
, and as he drew his left foot back to regain his equilibrium his heel caught upon a taut chain and he fell heavily backward to the floor just as the rat leaped upon his breast and sought his throat.
When he had cut the ropes from their ankles
they rose with that uncanny wailing upon their lips that always brought a shudder to the Englishman, and upon dismal wings they flapped away toward frightful Oo-oh.
He hitched his pack farther over on his left shoulder, so as to take a portion of its weight from off the injured ankle
One of the fellows stopped and severed the bonds that held my ankles
she called through the partition, still standing on the chair, one hand tipping the mirror forward and back, so that she was able to run her eyes from the reflection of her ankles
and calves to her face, warm with color and roguishly alive.
They were bareheaded; their eyes were protected by iron goggles which projected an inch or more, the leather straps of which bound their ears flat against their heads were wound around and around with thick wrappings which a sword could not cut through; from chin to ankle
they were padded thoroughly against injury; their arms were bandaged and rebandaged, layer upon layer, until they looked like solid black logs.
He had one ankle
resting on t'other knee; the boot on that foot was busted, and two of his toes stuck through, and he worked them now and then.
As I saw him go, picking his way among the nettles, and among the brambles that bound the green mounds, he looked in my young eyes as if he were eluding the hands of the dead people, stretching up cautiously out of their graves, to get a twist upon his ankle
and pull him in.
The fore-part of his thighs, where the folds of his mantle permitted them to be seen, were also covered with linked mail; the knees and feet were defended by splints, or thin plates of steel, ingeniously jointed upon each other; and mail hose, reaching from the ankle
to the knee, effectually protected the legs, and completed the rider's defensive armour.
The ebb had already run some time, and I had to wade through a long belt of swampy sand, where I sank several times above the ankle
, before I came to the edge of the retreating water, and wading a little way in, with some strength and dexterity, set my coracle, keel downwards, on the surface.
O that he had sprained his ankle
in the first place