Take up Chihun and set him on your neck!" Moti Guj curled the tip of his trunk, Chihun put his foot there, and was swung on to the neck.
Moti Guj lapped his trunk round Deesa and swung him into the air twice.
The band pressed against the tree, and closely embracing it, yields a pretty firm support; while with the arms clasped about the trunk
, and at regular intervals sustaining the body, the feet are drawn up nearly a yard at a time, and a corresponding elevation of the hands immediately succeeds.
Toomai knew that so long as he lay still on Kala Nag's neck nothing would happen to him, for even in the rush and scramble of a Keddah drive a wild elephant does not reach up with his trunk and drag a man off the neck of a tame elephant.
There was nothing in the way of fighting that Kala Nag, the old wise Black Snake, did not know, for he had stood up more than once in his time to the charge of the wounded tiger, and, curling up his soft trunk to be out of harm's way, had knocked the springing brute sideways in mid-air with a quick sickle cut of his head, that he had invented all by himself; had knocked him over, and kneeled upon him with his huge knees till the life went out with a gasp and a howl, and there was only a fluffy striped thing on the ground for Kala Nag to pull by the tail.
The elephant halted, lifted his trunk, and resumed his run toward the wood with all his speed; he shook his huge head, and the blood began to gush from his wounds.
The elephant uttered a long bellow of terror and agony, then raised himself up for a moment, twirling his trunk in the air, and finally fell with all his weight upon one of his tusks, which he broke off short.
Never pausing the ape-man urged the beast into the river, and with trunk
held high Tantor forged steadily toward the opposite bank.
A rumbling noise, which might have been either a sign of contempt or a sigh of relief, was Tantor's only reply as the uplifted trunk
and ears came down and the beast's tail dropped to normal; but his eyes still roved about in search of Tarzan.
Her theological tenets were all made up, labelled in most positive and distinct forms, and put by, like the bundles in her patch trunk
; there were just so many of them, and there were never to be any more.
It was in a lodging-house in Mission Street, where he had been called to take a trunk
My eyes turned instinctively in that direction, and I saw a figure leap with great rapidity behind the trunk
of a pine.
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?
"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.
Next morning brought good news--our trunks
had arrived from Hamburg at last.