Reckoning the largest sized Sperm Whale's tail to begin at that point of the trunk
where it tapers to about the girth of a man, it comprises upon its upper surface alone, an area of at least fifty square feet.
Moti Guj never trampled the life out of Deesa on these occasions, for he knew that after the beating was over, Deesa would embrace his trunk
and weep and call him his love and his life and the liver of his soul, and give him some liquor.
Outside the clearing he could hear them crashing in the undergrowth as they worked their way up the hillside, but as soon as they were within the circle of the tree trunks
they moved like ghosts.
Was it not youth to feel as he felt now, when coming from the other side to the edge of the wood he saw in the glowing light of the slanting sunbeams the gracious figure of Varenka in her yellow gown with her basket, walking lightly by the trunk
of an old birch tree, and when this impression of the sight of Varenka blended so harmoniously with the beauty of the view, of the yellow oatfield lying bathed in the slanting sunshine, and beyond it the distant ancient forest flecked with yellow and melting into the blue of the distance?
One of his fore-paws slipped out through the slats or bars and rested on the bottom of the wagon where the trunks
were squeaking, screeching, and jigging.
The dirty maidservant stepped from behind the trunk
, put up her plait, sighed, and went on her short, bare feet along the path.
All this passed in a moment, while trunks
were being hustled off, hackman paid, and while a crowd, of all ages and sizes,--men, women, and children,--came running through the galleries, both above and below to see Mas'r come in.
I shall sit down here," she announced, pointing to the trunk
of a tree which had fallen long ago and was now laced across and across by creepers and thong-like brambles.
He flung his trunk
from side to side, and his monstrous bounds gave the car several rather heavy thumps.
Moreover, it is a peculiar trunk
, without any visible means of opening.
I looked down and saw him in the main fork of the tree crouching close against the trunk
Of course I don't know how much red carpet a trunk
could buy, but it ought to buy some, anyhow--much as half an aisle, don't you think?
But there they were, crushing each other, and pushing and pulling with all their might, and getting the trunk
tight and fast in all kinds of impossible angles, and to pass them was out of the question; for which sufficient reason, Mr Swiveller followed slowly behind, entering a new protest on every stair against the house of Mr Sampson Brass being thus taken by storm.
The next evening, at about the same hour, accompanied by two others whose names are not recalled, they were again on the porch of the Harding house, and again the mysterious phenomenon occurred: the vine was violently agitated while under the closest scrutiny from root to tip, nor did their combined strength applied to the trunk
serve to still it.
At last his listening ears were rewarded by the sound they craved--the trumpeting of a bull elephant, and a few moments later Korak broke through the trees into the presence of Tantor, standing with upraised trunk
, waving his great ears.