Ay, roar well," said Bagheera, under his whiskers, "for the time will come when this naked
thing will make thee roar to another tune, or I know nothing of man.
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.
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.
The innumerable trunks and heavy foliage of the trees had hitherto shut in their thoughts, which now shrank affrighted from the region of wind and cloud and naked
rocks and desolate sunshine, that rose immeasurably above them.
Many moons ago, when he had been much smaller, he had desired the skin of Sabor, the lioness, or Numa, the lion, or Sheeta, the leopard to cover his hairless body that he might no longer resemble hideous Histah, the snake; but now he was proud of his sleek skin for it betokened his descent from a mighty race, and the conflicting desires to go naked
in prideful proof of his ancestry, or to conform to the customs of his own kind and wear hideous and uncomfortable apparel found first one and then the other in the ascendency.
The small, muddy, green pond had risen visibly more than a foot, flooding the dam, because it was full of the naked
white bodies of soldiers with brick-red hands, necks, and faces, who were splashing about in it.
As he followed rapidly downward toward the dead sea-bottom, where he knew he must lose the spoor in the resilient ochre vegetation, he was suddenly surprised to see a naked
man approaching him from the north-east.
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.
At the forefront of the column staggered two naked
savages fastened to each other by a neck chain.
The night passed with Tarzan still fast bound to the stake, and shortly after dawn his fears were realized in the discovery of naked
black figures moving stealthily just within the edge of the jungle about the village.
I thought it was Shea returning to speak with me on some matter of tomorrow's work; but when I raised my eyes to the doorway that connects the two rooms I saw framed there the figure of a bronzed giant, his otherwise naked
body trapped with a jewel-encrusted harness from which there hung at one side an ornate short-sword and at the other a pistol of strange pattern.
The hills, to their tops, had been shorn of trees, and their naked
sides showed signs of goring and perforating that even the mantle of snow could not hide.
His bath robe fell away from him, and he stepped forth to the centre of the ring, naked
save for the low canvas shoes and a narrow hip-cloth of white.
At Goeree Roads I saw a place where one of these naked
men had slept, which absolutely offered no more cover than the form of a hare.
In this cold and darkness there went along the street a poor little girl, bareheaded, and with naked