Next dawn the bobbing
blue-and-white umbrella goes forward.
At uncertain times he suffers from acute attacks of the fidgets or cramp in his legs, and though he is more virtuous to behold than any of the cranes, who are all immensely respectable, he flies off into wild, cripple-stilt war-dances, half opening his wings and bobbing
his bald head up and down; while for reasons best known to himself he is very careful to time his worst attacks with his nastiest remarks.
Wade acted nervously, confused as to how to begin, while Martin whistled lightly and kept time by a slight bobbing
of his head.
So he turned upon his heel, and a minute later from the deck I could see his short, squat figure bobbing
about in the distance as he made his way back to his train.
By this time he had sprawlingly recovered the hat, and made an odd little bobbing
bow over it, as if setting everything quite right.
And as I looked there came bobbing
out upon the current from the Stygian darkness of the interior the shell of one of the great, succulent fruits of the sorapus tree.
Up and down I rode among the oily black hillocks; I was down when there was a sudden flare as though the sun had risen, and I saw still a few heads bobbing
and a few arms waving frantically around me.