In the centre of them, and before a heap of the skulls of men which were piled up against his doorposts, sat Jikiza, a huge man, a hairy
and a proud, who glared about him rolling his eyes.
One grisly old wolf-dog alone, with the liberty of an indulged favourite, had planted himself close by the chair of state, and occasionally ventured to solicit notice by putting his large hairy
head upon his master's knee, or pushing his nose into his hand.
He then related to them how he first found me; that my body was all covered with an artificial composure of the skins and hairs of other animals; that I spoke in a language of my own, and had thoroughly learned theirs; that I had related to him the accidents which brought me thither; that when he saw me without my covering, I was an exact YAHOO in every part, only of a whiter colour, less hairy
, and with shorter claws.
But, since native children have no nerves worth speaking of, in two hours he was lying very contentedly in Petersen Sahib's hammock with Petersen Sahib's shooting-coat under his head, and a glass of warm milk, a little brandy, with a dash of quinine, inside of him, and while the old hairy
, scarred hunters of the jungles sat three deep before him, looking at him as though he were a spirit, he told his tale in short words, as a child will, and wound up with:
This island and all adjoining it are inhabited by hairy
savages, who are certain to attack us, and whatever these dwarfs may do we dare not resist, since they swarm like locusts, and if one of them is killed the rest will fall upon us, and speedily make an end of us.
With regard to Roland, or Rotolando, or Orlando (for the histories call him by all these names), I am of opinion, and hold, that he was of middle height, broad-shouldered, rather bow-legged, swarthy-complexioned, red-bearded, with a hairy
body and a severe expression of countenance, a man of few words, but very polite and well-bred.
Usually my strange, newly acquired telepathic power warned me in ample time, but once I was down with vicious fangs at my jugular and a hairy
face pressed close to mine before I knew that I was even threatened.
He felt other hands at his throat, rough hairy
hands that reached over his shoulders from behind.
I looked down; my clothes hung formlessly on my shrunken limbs; the hand that lay on my knee was corded and hairy
He was, I could see, a misshapen man, short, broad, and clumsy, with a crooked back, a hairy
neck, and a head sunk between his shoulders.
It may be that he swept back into the past, and fell among the blood-drinking, hairy
savages of the Age of Unpolished Stone; into the abysses of the Cretaceous Sea; or among the grotesque saurians, the huge reptilian brutes of the Jurassic times.
Here might be seen the Savage Man, well known in heraldry, hairy
as a baboon, and girdled with green leaves.
Often, likewise, she encountered fauns, who looked like sunburnt country people, except that they had hairy
ears, and little horns upon their foreheads, and the hinder legs of goats, on which they gamboled merrily about the woods and fields.
Sprawling over that seaman's silent and trusted adviser, with one elbow upon the coast of Africa and the other planted in the neighbourhood of Cape Hatteras (it was a general track-chart of the North Atlantic), my skipper lifted his rugged, hairy
face, and glared at me in a half-exasperated, half-appealing way.
His beard, plucked out by the root from every other part of his face, was suffered to droop in hairy
pendants, two of which garnished his under lip, and an equal number hung from the extremity of his chin.