He brushed a crumb from the seat and cleared his throat.
Sometimes they toss him a crumb but they have their pros for the important stuff.
Their point of view was better expressed in the scruples of priests, who, as Tertullian (c. 200) records (De Corona, iii.), were careful lest a crumb of the bread or a drop of the wine should fall on the ground, and by such incidents the body of Christ be harassed and attacked!
How he did it, she couldn't say, but when he finished his meal, not even a crumb was left on the plate.
Aside from speculation, I haven't developed one crumb of information on this psychic, at least until maybe, now.
The first uprising momentum of the whale--modifying its direction as he struck the surface--involuntarily launched him along it, to a little distance from the centre of the destruction he had made; and with his back to it, he now lay for a moment slowly feeling with his flukes from side to side; and whenever a stray oar, bit of plank, the least chip or crumb of the boats touched his skin, his tail swiftly drew back, and came sideways smiting the sea.