He had been anaesthetized and stripped of his weapons, and as he rose to his feet he saw that one ankle
was fettered to a chain in the wall.
In grim, deliberate silence, while Dora watched him with the fascination of horror, Davy stepped off the green grass of the roadside, ankle
deep into the fine dust which four weeks of rainless weather had made on the road, and marched along in it, shuffling his feet viciously until he was enveloped in a hazy cloud.
Bradley examined the knots that held the rope to their ankles
, and feeling them secure directed the girl to mount the back of the leading Wieroo, himself upon the other.
Rose took part in all the fun, and never betrayed by look or word the twinges of pain she suffered in her ankle
was throbbing, and he gave it an examination.
He told me all about the time he broke his ankle
when he was a boy.
does hurt yet," admitted the girl, attempting a limping step.
The former, continually on horseback scouring the plains, gaining their food by hardy exercise, and subsisting chiefly on flesh, are generally tall, sinewy, meagre, but well formed, and of bold and fierce deportment: the latter, lounging about the river banks, or squatting and curved up in their canoes, are generally low in stature, ill-shaped, with crooked legs, thick ankles
, and broad flat feet.
The pains are clear away down to my ankles
now, or I'd 'a' walked in to Starkfield on my own feet, sooner'n put you out, and asked Michael Eady to let me ride over on his wagon to the Flats, when he sends to meet the train that brings his groceries.
After leaving behind him the civic Tournelle* and the criminal tower, and skirted the great walls of the king's garden, on that unpaved strand where the mud reached to his ankles
, he reached the western point of the city, and considered for some time the islet of the Passeur-aux-Vaches, which has disappeared beneath the bronze horse of the Pont Neuf.
He is a young man of twenty, in evening dress, very wet around the ankles
Pierre's attire by now consisted of a dirty torn shirt (the only remnant of his former clothing), a pair of soldier's trousers which by Karataev's advice he tied with string round the ankles
for warmth, and a peasant coat and cap.