With these words she put the ring upon her left thumb
, lifted the young man with one hand, and walked away with him under her arm.
THEN there was no end to the rage and disappointment of Tom Thumb
and Hunca Munca.
And now, Doctor, perhaps you would kindly attend to my thumb
, or rather to the place where my thumb
used to be.
For it was not a thumb
, any more than it was a snail.
So Master Thumb
stayed at home with his father and mother, in peace; for though he had been so great a traveller, and had done and seen so many fine things, and was fond enough of telling the whole story, he always agreed that, after all, there's no place like HOME!
What a providential thing that this young man should press his right thumb
against the wall in taking his hat from the peg.
said the Rector laying down his reels, and putting his thumbs
into his armholes with an air of attention.
From this walk a passage called Bunting's Thumb
, because it is that length, leads into Picnic Street, where there are real kettles, and chestnut-blossom falls into your mug as you are drinking.
Then she lifted both hands, with all the fingers and thumbs
spread out, and cried:
pressed into his neck on either side of the windpipe directly on the carotid arteries, shutting off the blood to his brain and giving him most exquisite agony, at the same time rendering him unconscious far more swiftly than the swiftest anaesthetic.
At that time he was a mere puppy, soft from the making, without form, ready for the thumb
of circumstance to begin its work upon him.
That punch on the head of a man whose very name is forgotten settled this thumb
finally and for ever.
In the first Captain Lemuel Gulliver being wrecked finds himself upon an island where all the people are so small that he can pick them up in his thumb
and finger, and it requires six hundred of their beds to make one for him.
Oofty-Oofty laid hold of Parsons's thumb
, pulling it out stoutly and snapping it back into place.
An' right there he finishes himself, for his bad thumb
, which I've known since he first got it as a kid fightin' in the sandlot at Watts Tract--he smashes that thumb
right there, on my hard head, back into the socket with an out-twist, an' all the old cords that'd never got strong gets theirs again.