He turned toward the lion and without fear approached and examined his wounds which he found superficial, and as Tarzan knelt beside him Numa rubbed an itching ear against the naked, brown shoulder.
He loitered on the outskirts, getting his bearings and trying to determine how an almost naked white man might explore the village without arousing suspicion.
He wanted to fight, yet his reason made it all too plain that it would be but a foolish sacrifice of his life to meet these armed men with his naked
hands and his teeth--already the boy thought of his teeth, of his fighting fangs, when possibility of combat loomed close.
"No one can demand it of me," said Sancho, "but he whom my lord the duke shall appoint; I am going to meet him, and to him I will render an exact one; besides, when I go forth naked
as I do, there is no other proof needed to show that I have governed like an angel."
"Flesh, bodies, cannon fodder!" he thought, and he looked at his own naked
body and shuddered, not from cold but from a sense of disgust and horror he did not himself understand, aroused by the sight of that immense number of bodies splashing about in the dirty pond.
The outcome of the matter was that he gave the naked
odwar leave to accompany him, and together they set out upon the spoor of Thuvia and Komal.
Several of them had run so fast that their noses were bleeding, and their mouths frothed from the rapidity with which they talked; and with their naked
bodies all bedaubed with black, white,  and red, they looked like so many demoniacs who had been fighting.
It was trying to the courage and to the habits, but I had heard of these vast and naked
fields, and I came hither to escape the wasteful temper of my people.
, and--how bold!" said Mother Wolf softly.
In this cold and darkness there went along the street a poor little girl, bareheaded, and with naked
Gradually he became accustomed to the strange noises and the odd ways of civilization, so that presently none might know that two short months before, this handsome Frenchman in immaculate white ducks, who laughed and chatted with the gayest of them, had been swinging naked
through primeval forests to pounce upon some unwary victim, which, raw, was to fill his savage belly.
As the Abyssinians rode toward the south, a giant figure hovered ever upon their trail--a huge, almost naked
white man, who carried the bloody carcass of a deer upon his shoulders, for Tarzan knew that he might not have another opportunity to hunt for some time if he were to follow the Belgian.