The fettered ankle halted his first step, but he stretched at full length along the table, extending eager fingers toward the prize.
Fetching it he unlocked the fetter from about the creature's ankle, locked it empty and carried the key farther down into the burrow.
"But he is here now," said the officer grimly, "and his fetter is locked about his ankle. Look!
"There you are right side up with care; and mind, now, if your ankle
bothers you, and you are laid up with it, I am to be your footman.
Also, he recinched the injured ankle and prepared himself for a day of travel.
He hopped and bobbed clumsily along on his injured ankle, throwing stones and screaming hoarsely at times; at other times hopping and bobbing silently along, picking himself up grimly and patiently when he fell, or rubbing his eyes with his hand when the giddiness threatened to overpower him.
He is in the same plight as Freddy, very wet about the ankles. He is in evening dress, with a light overcoat.
[She gathers her skirts above her ankles and hurries off towards the Strand].
He was handicapped in his flight by the weight of the girl whose legs would but scarce bear her weight, to say nothing of maintaining her in rapid flight, for the tightly drawn bonds that had been about her ankles
for so long had stopped circulation and partially paralyzed her extremities.
Sillerton Jackson stretched his ankles
nearer the coals and emitted a sardonic whistle.
He suffered from thirst and from the cutting of the tight strands about his wrists and ankles
; but he made no complaint.
One of the fellows stopped and severed the bonds that held my ankles
. I could scarcely stand alone.