"Then, if my ears were longer, would I be a horse?" asked Jack.
"My friend," said Tip, gravely, "you'll never be anything but a Pumpkinhead, no matter how big your ears are."
His manly figure was adorned and enriched by a beautiful pair of donkey's ears.
He began to cry, to scream, to knock his head against the wall, but the more he shrieked, the longer and the more hairy grew his ears.
Next came a long, steady, upward pull of the ear
, the ear
slipping slowly through the fingers to the very tip of it while it tingled exquisitely down to its roots.
I'll pierce your ears
, and you must wear a bit of silk in them till they are well; your curls will hide them nicely; then, some day, slip in your smallest ear-rings, and see if your uncle don't like them."
Though written violently, it was in excellent English; but the editor, as usual, had given to somebody else the task of breaking it up into sub-headings, which were of a spicier sort, as "Peeress and Poisons", and "The Eerie Ear
", "The Eyres in their Eyrie", and so on through a hundred happy changes.
Gray old Laska, who had followed them, sat down warily opposite him and pricked up her ears
. The sun was setting behind a thick forest, and in the glow of sunset the birch trees, dotted about in the aspen copse, stood out clearly with their hanging twigs, and their buds swollen almost to bursting.
It would be the easiest folly in the world to fall in love with her: there is such a sweet babylike roundness about her face and figure; the delicate dark rings of hair lie so charmingly about her ears
and neck; her great dark eyes with their long eye-lashes touch one so strangely, as if an imprisoned frisky sprite looked out of them.
But it was jammed beneath the overturned sled, and by the time Henry had helped him to right the load, One Ear
and the she-wolf were too close together and the distance too great to risk a shot.
"Hrrump!" said Moti Guj, and that was all-that and the forebent ears
"I always thought," he said deliberately, with a certain accentuation of his flavouring of lisp, "that there was something the matter with his ears
, from the way he covered them.
For on the spread of inquiry among the villagers it was stated with gathering emphasis, that the parson had wanted to know whether the pedlar wore ear-rings in his ears
, and an impression was created that a great deal depended on the eliciting of this fact.
The borzois jumped up, jerking the rings of the leashes and pricking their ears
. Karay finished scratching his hindquarters and, cocking his ears
, got up with quivering tail from which tufts of matted hair hung down.
On earth I was the Poetess of Reform, and sang to inattentive ears
. Now for an eternity of honour and glory."