Still, the feel of his hand was reassuring.
It may be that the hand of the Lord is in this.
He held them in his hand, and showed them to the boy.
"Someone must have spiked my punch," he said, running a hand through his hair.
On the other hand, Alex exuded confidence.
She rolled over and sat up, but he stopped her with a hand on her arm.
He waved a thorny hand and at once the tinkling of bells was heard, playing sweet music.
Dorothy kept hold of his hand and followed him, and soon they were both walking through the air, with the kitten frisking beside them.
They still have the hand-operated machine from the 1940s that was used to make the first Legos, but it is of course now a museum piece.
Finally, you are making money hand over fist manufacturing the C2000.
He moved his hand over her hair.
Alpatych repeated, withdrawing his hand from his bosom and solemnly pointing to the floor at Dron's feet.
Taking her hand in his, he swept her gracefully into dance.
His hand gently pressed on her waist, drawing her closer as he leaned down.
Señor Medena took her elbow in his hand and led her down the hall.
He put his hand in his pocket, and was surprised to find the gold pieces wrapped in his mother's letter.
On the other hand, the dream was in her head, not his.
Strong warm fingers touched her hand and a palm slid under hers, forcing her hands apart.
He rested a hand on her shoulder and sighed, gazing down at her tenderly.
Finally he put a hand on the wall on each side of her head.
A live band started playing a waltz and he dropped a hand to her waist.
Of course, she knew Alex well enough now to know he didn't like people to hand out information about him.
She pulled her hand back, her face growing warmer.
His hand tightened on her waist.
Carmen took the picture from her hand and studied it.
Following Señor Medena up the stairs, she ran her hand along the smooth wood, enjoying the cool silky soft feel of it.
Kicking his foot free of the stirrup, he offered her a hand, never taking his eyes off Señor Medena.
When Alex lowered her to the ground, she jerked her hand free and marched off to the house.
He rolled to face her, his other hand seeking her waist and drawing her close.
He slid an arm under her and gently took her hand in his, planting a warm moist kiss in the center of the palm.
On the other hand, Katie had flatly refused to provide some information because she said Alex wouldn't want her to tell.
The Wizard reached out, caught the wee creature in his hand, and holding its head between one thumb and finger and its tail between the other thumb and finger he pulled it apart, each of the two parts becoming a whole and separate piglet in an instant.
But Dorothy sprang up and ran to seize her friend's hand drawing him impulsively toward the lovely Princess, who smiled most graciously upon her guest.
So, leading his little children by the hand, they went out to meet Coriolanus.
For instance, I could hand carve bird calls and then advertise them only to people who are looking at online content about hand-carved bird calls or who search the Internet for information about hand-carved bird calls.
Everyone, by contrast, would kiss the hand that fed them, regardless of how bloody it was.
Optimism, on the other hand, says, "There is a way."
She reads the lips well, and if she cannot understand a phrase, her friends write it in her hand, and in this way she converses with strangers.
When she left the dining-room, she took my hand and patted it.
Rostov thrust the purse under the pillow and shook the damp little hand which was offered him.
Then hand to the governor in person a letter about the deed.
The prince slapped his hand on the table.
Dessalles wrote this letter to the Governor for Princess Mary, she signed it, and it was given to Alpatych with instructions to hand it to the Governor and to come back as quickly as possible if there was danger.
"To see the Governor by his excellency's order," answered Alpatych, lifting his head and proudly thrusting his hand into the bosom of his coat as he always did when he mentioned the prince....
I took down the name and rank of their commanding officer, to hand in a complaint about it.
On seeing the young master, the elder one with frightened look clutched her younger companion by the hand and hid with her behind a birch tree, not stopping to pick up some green plums they had dropped.
He twitched her hand, and his brows and lips quivered angrily.
She took his hand and kissed it.
A warm hand rested on her waist.
When a Christmas waltz began, a warm hand gripped her elbow.
They circled the room twice before a hand reached up and tapped Alex on the shoulder.
Leaning forward, she lifted his chin with her other hand and kissed his lips.
She lifted a hand and caressed his cheek.
His hand dropped to her shoulder and he squeezed it.
Carmen said, grabbing her hand and kissing the chubby little fingers.
Alex captured her hand and forced her to drop the potatoes.
He took Carmen by the hand and leaned close to her ear.
On the other hand, when the issue finally came to a head, she would have been in the middle of it all anyway.
Nina waved a hand modestly.
Alex laid a hand on her arm.
Lifting the skirt slightly with one hand so she wouldn't trip on it, she let the other hand slide lightly down the banister for added balance.
She smiled up at him as his hand found her waist.
His hand squeezed her waist.
He took the glass from her hand and sipped it.
She clenched her hand and held it tight against her mouth so no sound would escape.
She pushed away from Alex, removing her hand from her mouth.
On the other hand, maybe he was simply surprised that Alondra would want such a tame life.
Carmen accepted the outstretched hand and placed a foot in the vacated stirrup.
She waved a hand at the house and leaned toward Carmen.
She felt as though a cold hand grasped her stomach and squeezed hard.
She felt for his hand and knew an instant warm rush when she found it.
She put a hand to her mouth and glanced around for something to be sick in.
A strong hand shot out and grasped her arm.
On the other hand, maybe he was hiding from something besides the responsibility of the ranch.
On the other hand, how could Alex be a positive influence if his Uncle truly felt that way?
But the pulling of them apart and pushing them together again was only a sleight-of-hand trick.
To her surprise an unseen hand clutched her and held her suspended in the air.
Princess Ozma, dressed in her most splendid robes of state, sat in the magnificent emerald throne, with her jewelled sceptre in her hand and her sparkling coronet upon her fair brow.
With one hand the little boy clung to his sister's arm, and with the other he held his primer.
Soon, with the gun in one hand, he crept back into the cave.
As he came nearer he saw that the boy held a charred stick in his hand, with which he was drawing something on a flat rock.
The pictures were painted by hand, and some of them were very beautiful.
He did not know whether he should take the right-hand fork or the left-hand.
The gardener put his hand under his cloak and drew out the very bag that the merchant had lost.
In 1796, he extracted fluid from the pox on the hand of a dairymaid named Sarah Nelmes—who had caught the condition from her cow Blossom—and injected the fluid into a cut in eight-year-old James Phipps's arm.
If you were a scientist in Salk's time, you did calculations by hand and wrote observations in notebooks.
On the other hand, if you take the forty richest countries, each person earns on average around $33,000.
Well, on the one hand, you would be kind of cheesed-off.
Structural famine exists when enough food is technically on hand or able to be imported, but some portion of the population is economically separated from it.
If, on the other hand, they want self-sufficiency in agriculture, then farm subsidies in other countries are bad for them.
The farmers, with these contracts in hand, can plant aggressively knowing they have a ready buyer at a fixed price.
For instance, if you have a Facebook friend Abigail in Albania whom you only met once at a rock-paper-scissors competition years ago, you will generally regard Abigail's first-hand account as authoritative, even though you don't really know Abigail all that well.
In an era when cameras were cumbersome and the number of channels on TV could be counted on one hand with enough fingers left over to snap, very little video of any kind was seen.
Many of them were so tame that they would eat from my hand and let me feel them.
She raised my hand to her eyes in a questioning way, and I nodded energetically.
Running downstairs to my mother I held up my hand and made the letters for doll.
Some one was drawing water and my teacher placed my hand under the spout.
As the cool stream gushed over one hand she spelled into the other the word water, first slowly, then rapidly.
I smelt the violets in her hand and asked, half in words, half in signs, a question which meant, "Is love the sweetness of flowers?"
From the beginning of my education Miss Sullivan made it a practice to speak to me as she would speak to any hearing child; the only difference was that she spelled the sentences into my hand instead of speaking them.
Few know what joy it is to feel the roses pressing softly into the hand, or the beautiful motion of the lilies as they sway in the morning breeze.
The large, downy peaches would reach themselves into my hand, and as the joyous breezes flew about the trees the apples tumbled at my feet.
It was great fun to plunge my hand into the bowl and feel the tadpoles frisk about, and to let them slip and slide between my fingers.
When I learned that there was a gift for each child, I was delighted, and the kind people who had prepared the tree permitted me to hand the presents to the children.
I have often held in my hand a little model of the Plymouth Rock which a kind gentleman gave me at Pilgrim Hall, and I have fingered its curves, the split in the centre and the embossed figures "1620," and turned over in my mind all that I knew about the wonderful story of the Pilgrims.
Suddenly Mildred pointed with her little hand and exclaimed, "There's the trestle!"
I recall my surprise on discovering that a mysterious hand had stripped the trees and bushes, leaving only here and there a wrinkled leaf.
I used to make noises, keeping one hand on my throat while the other hand felt the movements of my lips.
I also liked to keep my hand on a singer's throat, or on a piano when it was being played.
Miss Fuller's method was this: she passed my hand lightly over her face, and let me feel the position of her tongue and lips when she made a sound.
One who reads or talks to me spells with his hand, using the single-hand manual alphabet generally employed by the deaf.
I place my hand on the hand of the speaker so lightly as not to impede its movements.
The position of the hand is as easy to feel as it is to see.
My eyes fill with tears now as I think how my mother pressed me close to her, speechless and trembling with delight, taking in every syllable that I spoke, while little Mildred seized my free hand and kissed it and danced, and my father expressed his pride and affection in a big silence.
An impish fear clutched my hand, so that I could not write any more that day.
Miss Sullivan sat beside me at my lessons, spelling into my hand whatever Mr. Irons said, and looking up new words for me.
Each day Miss Sullivan went to the classes with me and spelled into my hand with infinite patience all that the teachers said.
But, though everybody was kind and ready to help us, there was only one hand that could turn drudgery into pleasure.
The lectures are spelled into my hand as rapidly as possible, and much of the individuality of the lecturer is lost to me in the effort to keep in the race.
The words rush through my hand like hounds in pursuit of a hare which they often miss.
Although she did not think I should understand, she began to spell into my hand the story of Joseph and his brothers.
I could see, absolutely see, the dagger and Lady Macbeth's little white hand--the dreadful stain was as real to me as to the grief-stricken queen.
He had steered through many a storm with firm hand and sea-wise eye.
The children who crowd these grimy alleys, half-clad and underfed, shrink away from your outstretched hand as if from a blow.
I use playing cards marked in the upper right-hand corner with braille symbols which indicate the value of the card.
As a child I loved to sit on his knee and clasp his great hand with one of mine, while Miss Sullivan spelled into the other his beautiful words about God and the spiritual world.
In spite of the lapse of years, they seem so close to me that I should not think it strange if at any moment they should clasp my hand and speak words of endearment as they used to before they went away.
I knew Mr. Henry Drummond, and the memory of his strong, warm hand-clasp is like a benediction.
There was an odour of print and leather in the room which told me that it was full of books, and I stretched out my hand instinctively to find them.
Three months and a half after the first word was spelled into her hand, she wrote in pencil this letter
Then I will take his soft chubby hand in mine, and go out in the bright sunshine with him.
This letter is indorsed in Whittier's hand, "Helen A. Keller--deaf dumb and blind--aged nine years."
And I would keep my little hand on her face all the while, because it amused me to feel her face and lips move when she talked with people.
We guide the pencil with the right hand, and feel carefully with the forefinger of the left hand to see that we shape and space the letters correctly.
Especially important are such details as her feeling the rush of the water by putting her hand on the window.
The hotel was so near the river that I could feel it rushing past by putting my hand on the window.
Liberty is a gigantic figure of a woman in Greek draperies, holding in her right hand a torch....
On the other hand, when we learn a new word, it is the key to untold treasures....
On the other hand, it would be a pledge to the world that we intend to stand by our declaration of war, and give Cuba to the Cubans, as soon as we have fitted them to assume the duties and responsibilities of a self-governing people....
I cannot make out anything written in my hand, so you see, Ragnhild has got ahead of me in some things.
You see, I use a typewriter--it is my right hand man, so to speak.
On the other hand she does not know another's expression.
When she is talking with an intimate friend, however, her hand goes quickly to her friend's face to see, as she says, "the twist of the mouth."
Sometimes she puts her hand on a singer's throat to feel the muscular thrill and contraction, and from this she gets genuine pleasure.
Most that she knows at first hand comes from her sense of touch.
Large statues, of which she can feel the sweep of line with her whole hand, she knows in their higher esthetic value.
Miss Keller puts her fingers lightly over the hand of one who is talking to her and gets the words as rapidly as they can be spelled.
She felt my face and dress and my bag, which she took out of my hand and tried to open.
She looked puzzled and felt my hand, and I repeated the letters.
She kept coming up behind me and putting her hand on the paper and into the ink-bottle.
This morning I would not let her put her hand in my plate.
I let her see that I was eating, but did not let her put her hand in the plate.
They have promised to let me have a free hand and help me as much as possible.
I think she understood perfectly well; for she slapped her hand two or three times and shook her head.
The word coming so close upon the sensation of cold water rushing over her hand seemed to startle her.
If I hand her a flower, and say, "Give it to mamma," she takes it to her mother.
These observations have given me a clue to the method to be followed in teaching Helen language.I SHALL TALK INTO HER HAND AS WE TALK INTO THE BABY'S EARS.
But when I spell into her hand, "Give me some bread," she hands me the bread, or if I say, "Get your hat and we will go to walk," she obeys instantly.
If she wanted a small object and was given a large one, she would shake her head and take up a tiny bit of the skin of one hand between the thumb and finger of the other.
I taught her the word "puppy" and drew her hand over them all, while they sucked, and spelled "puppies."
If I refuse to talk to her, she spells into her own hand, and apparently carries on the liveliest conversation with herself.
I let her hold a shell in her hand, and feel the chicken "chip, chip."
I am teaching Helen the square-hand letters as a sort of diversion.
She can count to thirty very quickly, and can write seven of the square-hand letters and the words which can be made with them.
Helen resisted, and Viney tried to force it out of her hand, and I suspect that she slapped the child, or did something which caused this unusual outburst of temper.
When I took her hand she was trembling violently, and began to cry.
I then guided her hand to form the sentence, "Cat does drink milk."
She was greatly delighted with the monkeys and kept her hand on the star performer while he went through his tricks, and laughed heartily when he took off his hat to the audience.
It was not difficult, however, to make her understand that there was a present for each child, and to her great delight she was permitted to hand the gifts to the children.
Captain Keller took my hand, but could not speak.
At my suggestion, one of the gentlemen took her hand, and the tests were repeated.
She bends over her book with a look of intense interest, and as the forefinger of her left hand runs along the line, she spells out the words with the other hand; but often her motions are so rapid as to be unintelligible even to those accustomed to reading the swift and varied movements of her fingers.
Boat did glide swiftly and I put hand in water and felt it flowing.
At this point Helen pressed my hand to stop me.
All day long in their play-time and work-time Miss Sullivan kept spelling into her pupil's hand, and by that Helen Keller absorbed words, just as the child in the cradle absorbs words by hearing thousands of them before he uses one and by associating the words with the occasion of their utterance.
She kept one hand on the singer's mouth, while the other rested on the piano, and she stood in this position as long as any one would sing to her, and afterward she would make a continuous sound which she called singing.
On the other hand, the peculiar value to her of language, which ordinary people take for granted as a necessary part of them like their right hand, made her think about language and love it.
It is true, on the other hand, that in her descriptions, she is best from the point of view of art when she is faithful to her own sensations; and this is precisely true of all artists.
I have my horizon bounded by woods all to myself; a distant view of the railroad where it touches the pond on the one hand, and of the fence which skirts the woodland road on the other.
I may be affected by a theatrical exhibition; on the other hand, I may not be affected by an actual event which appears to concern me much more.
He cut his trees level and close to the ground, that the sprouts which came up afterward might be more vigorous and a sled might slide over the stumps; and instead of leaving a whole tree to support his corded wood, he would pare it away to a slender stake or splinter which you could break off with your hand at last.
Near at hand, upon the topmost spray of a birch, sings the brown thrasher--or red mavis, as some love to call him--all the morning, glad of your society, that would find out another farmer's field if yours were not here.
At length you slowly raise, pulling hand over hand, some horned pout squeaking and squirming to the upper air.
Viewed from a hilltop it reflects the color of the sky; but near at hand it is of a yellowish tint next the shore where you can see the sand, then a light green, which gradually deepens to a uniform dark green in the body of the pond.
There are few traces of man's hand to be seen.
He rounded this water with his hand, deepened and clarified it in his thought, and in his will bequeathed it to Concord.
I have said that Walden has no visible inlet nor outlet, but it is on the one hand distantly and indirectly related to Flint's Pond, which is more elevated, by a chain of small ponds coming from that quarter, and on the other directly and manifestly to Concord River, which is lower, by a similar chain of ponds through which in some other geological period it may have flowed, and by a little digging, which God forbid, it can be made to flow thither again.
He who is only a traveller learns things at second-hand and by the halves, and is poor authority.
At length, as I leaned with my elbow on the bench one day, it ran up my clothes, and along my sleeve, and round and round the paper which held my dinner, while I kept the latter close, and dodged and played at bopeep with it; and when at last I held still a piece of cheese between my thumb and finger, it came and nibbled it, sitting in my hand, and afterward cleaned its face and paws, like a fly, and walked away.
It was the only battle which I have ever witnessed, the only battle-field I ever trod while the battle was raging; internecine war; the red republicans on the one hand, and the black imperialists on the other.
It was very exciting at that season to roam the then boundless chestnut woods of Lincoln--they now sleep their long sleep under the railroad--with a bag on my shoulder, and a stick to open burs with in my hand, for I did not always wait for the frost, amid the rustling of leaves and the loud reproofs of the red squirrels and the jays, whose half-consumed nuts I sometimes stole, for the burs which they had selected were sure to contain sound ones.
My bricks, being second-hand ones, required to be cleaned with a trowel, so that I learned more than usual of the qualities of bricks and trowels.
Many of the villages of Mesopotamia are built of second-hand bricks of a very good quality, obtained from the ruins of Babylon, and the cement on them is older and probably harder still.
Near at hand they only excited my pity.
Like the water, the Walden ice, seen near at hand, has a green tint, but at a distance is beautifully blue, and you can easily tell it from the white ice of the river, or the merely greenish ice of some ponds, a quarter of a mile off.
Is not the hand a spreading palm leaf with its lobes and veins?
Suddenly an influx of light filled my house, though the evening was at hand, and the clouds of winter still overhung it, and the eaves were dripping with sleety rain.
Oh for a man who is a man, and, as my neighbor says, has a bone in his back which you cannot pass your hand through!
"Good night, Lise," said he, rising and courteously kissing her hand as he would have done to a stranger.
Dolokhov was holding the Englishman's hand and clearly and distinctly repeating the terms of the bet, addressing himself particularly to Anatole and Pierre.
Dolokhov, the bottle of rum still in his hand, jumped onto the window sill.
Saying this he again turned round, dropped his hands, took the bottle and lifted it to his lips, threw back his head, and raised his free hand to balance himself.
One hand moved as if to clutch the window sill, but refrained from touching it.
"My dear Boris," said the mother, drawing her hand from beneath her old mantle and laying it timidly and tenderly on her son's arm, "be affectionate and attentive to him.
"My dear!" exclaimed his mother imploringly, again laying her hand on his arm as if that touch might soothe or rouse him.
He had left Moscow when Boris was a boy of fourteen, and had quite forgotten him, but in his usual impulsive and hearty way he took Boris by the hand with a friendly smile.
Pierre, in order to make Boris' better acquaintance, promised to come to dinner, and warmly pressing his hand looked affectionately over his spectacles into Boris' eyes.
"Well, you old sinner," she went on, turning to the count who was kissing her hand, "you're feeling dull in Moscow, I daresay?
She turned away and gave her hand to the count, who could hardly keep from laughing.
"Nicholas is going away in a week's time, his... papers... have come... he told me himself... but still I should not cry," and she showed a paper she held in her hand--with the verses Nicholas had written, "still, I should not cry, but you can't... no one can understand... what a soul he has!"
She had a fan in her hand that one of the ladies had given her to hold.
"Ah, madam, it is a great sacrament," replied the priest, passing his hand over the thin grizzled strands of hair combed back across his bald head.
"Well, my dear?" said Prince Vasili, taking her hand and bending it downwards as was his habit.
"I can tell you more," continued Prince Vasili, seizing her hand, "that letter was written, though it was not sent, and the Emperor knew of it.
He went up to him, took his hand (a thing he never used to do), and drew it downwards as if wishing to ascertain whether it was firmly fixed on.
Prince Vasili in front of the door, near the invalid chair, a wax taper in his left hand, was leaning his left arm on the carved back of a velvet chair he had turned round for the purpose, and was crossing himself with his right hand, turning his eyes upward each time he touched his forehead.
He lit it and, distracted by observing those around him, began crossing himself with the hand that held the taper.
In the midst of the service the voices of the priests suddenly ceased, they whispered to one another, and the old servant who was holding the count's hand got up and said something to the ladies.
Anna Mikhaylovna touched Pierre's hand and said, "Come."
Anna Mikhaylovna made a hurried sign with her eyes, glancing at the sick man's hand and moving her lips as if to send it a kiss.
Neither the hand nor a single muscle of the count's face stirred.
The large table covered with books and plans, the tall glass-fronted bookcases with keys in the locks, the high desk for writing while standing up, on which lay an open exercise book, and the lathe with tools laid ready to hand and shavings scattered around--all indicated continuous, varied, and orderly activity.
"Wait a bit, here's a letter for you," said the old man suddenly, taking a letter addressed in a woman's hand from a bag hanging above the table, onto which he threw it.
She took a sheet of paper and her hand moved rapidly over it.
Prince Andrew and his sister, hand in hand, kissed one another, and he told her she was still the same crybaby as ever.
He seized his son by the hand with small bony fingers, shook it, looked straight into his son's face with keen eyes which seemed to see through him, and again laughed his frigid laugh.
So remember, these are my memoirs; hand them to the Emperor after my death.
He gave his son his hand to kiss, and embraced him.
"Adieu, Mary," said he gently to his sister, taking her by the hand and kissing her, and then he left the room with rapid steps.
And he held out his hand to the captain.
And believe me on my honour that to me personally it would be a pleasure to hand over the supreme command of the army into the hands of a better informed and more skillful general--of whom Austria has so many--and to lay down all this heavy responsibility.
Coming out of Kutuzov's room into the waiting room with the papers in his hand Prince Andrew came up to his comrade, the aide-de-camp on duty, Kozlovski, who was sitting at the window with a book.
His landlord, who in a waistcoat and a pointed cap, pitchfork in hand, was clearing manure from the cowhouse, looked out, and his face immediately brightened on seeing Rostov.
He leaned his elbows on the table with his pen in his hand and, evidently glad of a chance to say quicker in words what he wanted to write, told Rostov the contents of his letter.
Rostov took the purse in his hand, examined it and the money in it, and looked at Telyanin.
He stretched out his hand to take hold of the purse.
The black, hairy, snub-nosed face of Vaska Denisov, and his whole short sturdy figure with the sinewy hairy hand and stumpy fingers in which he held the hilt of his naked saber, looked just as it usually did, especially toward evening when he had emptied his second bottle; he was only redder than usual.
Then he imagined how, after the attack, Bogdanich would come up to him as he lay wounded and would magnanimously extend the hand of reconciliation.
His hand trembled as he gave his horse into an orderly's charge, and he felt the blood rush to his heart with a thud.
If Prussia joins the Allies, Austria's hand will be forced and there will be war.
Prince Andrew suddenly exclaimed, clenching his small hand and striking the table with it, "and what luck the man has!"
Having dressed for his attendance at court in full parade uniform, which he had not worn for a long time, he went into Bilibin's study fresh, animated, and handsome, with his hand bandaged.
With his left hand he drew Bagration toward him, and with his right, on which he wore a ring, he made the sign of the cross over him with a gesture evidently habitual, offering his puffy cheek, but Bagration kissed him on the neck instead.
The soldiers in their greatcoats were ranged in lines, the sergeants major and company officers were counting the men, poking the last man in each section in the ribs and telling him to hold his hand up.
A huge, broad-shouldered gunner, Number One, holding a mop, his legs far apart, sprang to the wheel; while Number Two with a trembling hand placed a charge in the cannon's mouth.
While he was speaking, the curtain of smoke that had concealed the hollow, driven by a rising wind, began to move from right to left as if drawn by an invisible hand, and the hill opposite, with the French moving about on it, opened out before them.
Zherkov, not removing his hand from his cap, turned his horse about and galloped off.
He examined his hand carefully, vainly trying to find blood on it.
He mustered his last remaining strength, took hold of his left hand with his right, and reached the bushes.
Little Tushin, moving feebly and awkwardly, kept telling his orderly to "refill my pipe for that one!" and then, scattering sparks from it, ran forward shading his eyes with his small hand to look at the French.
"Well, till we meet again..." he said, holding out his hand to Tushin.
At the foot of the hill, a pale hussar cadet, supporting one hand with the other, came up to Tushin and asked for a seat.
With one hand he supported the other; he was pale and his jaw trembled, shivering feverishly.
For a moment he dozed, but in that short interval innumerable things appeared to him in a dream: his mother and her large white hand, Sonya's thin little shoulders, Natasha's eyes and laughter, Denisov with his voice and mustache, and Telyanin and all that affair with Telyanin and Bogdanich.
He had Pierre at hand in Moscow and procured for him an appointment as Gentleman of the Bedchamber, which at that time conferred the status of Councilor of State, and insisted on the young man accompanying him to Petersburg and staying at his house.
Touched that this statuesque princess could so change, Pierre took her hand and begged her forgiveness, without knowing what for.
But then the expression of severity changed, and he drew Pierre's hand downwards, made him sit down, and smiled affectionately.
Pierre was kissed, and he kissed the beautiful Helene's hand several times.
Pierre held the hand of his betrothed in silence, looking at her beautiful bosom as it rose and fell.
He was about to stoop over her hand and kiss it, but with a rapid, almost brutal movement of her head, she intercepted his lips and met them with her own.
"All right, all right," interrupted the prince, and laughing his unnatural way, he stretched out his hand for Alpatych to kiss, and then proceeded to his study.
Prince Vasili approached first, and she kissed the bold forehead that bent over her hand and answered his question by saying that, on the contrary, she remembered him quite well.
She only felt a soft hand taking hers firmly, and she touched with her lips a white forehead, over which was beautiful light- brown hair smelling of pomade.
When your father writes to tell me that you are behaving well I will give you my hand to kiss.
Anna Mikhaylovna, who always knew everything that passed in the house, on hearing of the arrival of the letter went softly into the room and found the count with it in his hand, sobbing and laughing at the same time.
"It is done!" she said to the count, pointing triumphantly to the countess, who sat holding in one hand the snuffbox with its portrait and in the other the letter, and pressing them alternately to her lips.
The Tsar's foot, in the narrow pointed boot then fashionable, touched the groin of the bobtailed bay mare he rode, his hand in a white glove gathered up the reins, and he moved off accompanied by an irregularly swaying sea of aides-de-camp.
Prince Andrew introduced his protege, but Prince Dolgorukov politely and firmly pressing his hand said nothing to Boris and, evidently unable to suppress the thoughts which were uppermost in his mind at that moment, addressed Prince Andrew in French.
Again he pressed the hand of the latter with an expression of good-natured, sincere, and animated levity.
When the officers had emptied and smashed their glasses, Kirsten filled others and, in shirt sleeves and breeches, went glass in hand to the soldiers' bonfires and with his long gray mustache, his white chest showing under his open shirt, he stood in a majestic pose in the light of the campfire, waving his uplifted arm.
Late that night, when all had separated, Denisov with his short hand patted his favorite, Rostov, on the shoulder.
Just as in a clock, the result of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French--all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm--was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors--that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial of human history.
Only when approaching Bagration did Rostov let his horse gallop again, and with his hand at the salute rode up to the general.
When the sun had entirely emerged from the fog, and fields and mist were aglow with dazzling light--as if he had only awaited this to begin the action--he drew the glove from his shapely white hand, made a sign with it to the marshals, and ordered the action to begin.
"All right, all right!" he said to Prince Andrew, and turned to a general who, watch in hand, was saying it was time they started as all the left-flank columns had already descended.
But at that very instant a cloud of smoke spread all round, firing was heard quite close at hand, and a voice of naive terror barely two steps from Prince Andrew shouted, Brothers!
"And if I should meet His Majesty before I meet the commander-in-chief, your excellency?" said Rostov, with his hand to his cap.
I held my sword in my left hand, Count.
The rider, whose figure seemed familiar to Rostov and involuntarily riveted his attention, made a gesture of refusal with his head and hand and by that gesture Rostov instantly recognized his lamented and adored monarch.
The general on horseback at the entrance to the dam raised his hand and opened his mouth to address Dolokhov.
On the Pratzen Heights, where he had fallen with the flagstaff in his hand, lay Prince Andrew Bolkonski bleeding profusely and unconsciously uttering a gentle, piteous, and childlike moan.
Having said this, Napoleon rode on to meet Marshal Lannes, who, hat in hand, rode up smiling to the Emperor to congratulate him on the victory.
Denisov blushed too, but smiled and, taking Natasha's hand, kissed it.
The old countess, not letting go of his hand and kissing it every moment, sat beside him: the rest, crowding round him, watched every movement, word, or look of his, never taking their blissfully adoring eyes off him.
He kissed her hand and addressed her not as thou but as you--Sonya.
Berg was mentioned, by those who did not know him, as having, when wounded in the right hand, taken his sword in the left, and gone forward.
He was just going to take it when Dolokhov, leaning across, snatched it from his hand and began reading it.
He held the pistol in his right hand at arm's length, apparently afraid of shooting himself with it.
His left hand he held carefully back, because he wished to support his right hand with it and knew he must not do so.
He was pressing one hand to his left side, while the other clutched his drooping pistol.
His left hand was bloody; he wiped it on his coat and supported himself with it.
My mother, my angel, my adored angel mother, and Dolokhov pressed Rostov's hand and burst into tears.
"Your son," wrote Kutuzov, "fell before my eyes, a standard in his hand and at the head of a regiment--he fell as a hero, worthy of his father and his fatherland.
She forgot all fear of her father, went up to him, took his hand, and drawing him down put her arm round his thin, scraggy neck.
She took her sister-in-law's hand and held it below her waist.
Nurse Savishna, knitting in hand, was telling in low tones, scarcely hearing or understanding her own words, what she had told hundreds of times before: how the late princess had given birth to Princess Mary in Kishenev with only a Moldavian peasant woman to help instead of a midwife.
He came out from behind the chairs, clasped his partner's hand firmly, threw back his head, and advanced his foot, waiting for the beat.
First he spun her round, holding her now with his left, now with his right hand, then falling on one knee he twirled her round him, and again jumping up, dashed so impetuously forward that it seemed as if he would rush through the whole suite of rooms without drawing breath, and then he suddenly stopped and performed some new and unexpected steps.
Nicholas went to her, kissed her hand, and sitting down silently at her table began to watch her hands arranging the cards.
And seizing his father's hand, he pressed it to his lips and burst into tears.
Denisov bent over her hand and she heard strange sounds she did not understand.
He looked at the countess, and seeing her severe face said: "Well, good-by, Countess," and kissing her hand, he left the room with quick resolute strides, without looking at Natasha.
And in their name and my own I hold out a brotherly hand to you.
If it were a man whose existence thou didst doubt I could bring him to thee, could take him by the hand and show him to thee.
Hand this to Count Willarski (he took out his notebook and wrote a few words on a large sheet of paper folded in four).
Then he drew his face down, kissed him, and taking him by the hand led him forward.
"I wish you courage and success," and, pressing Pierre's hand, he went out.
Once or twice he shrugged his shoulders and raised his hand to the kerchief, as if wishing to take it off, but let it drop again.
After that they took his right hand, placed it on something, and told him to hold a pair of compasses to his left breast with the other hand and to repeat after someone who read aloud an oath of fidelity to the laws of the Order.
Pierre tried several times to speak, but, on one hand, Prince Vasili did not let him and, on the other, Pierre himself feared to begin to speak in the tone of decided refusal and disagreement in which he had firmly resolved to answer his father-in-law.
Anna Pavlovna gave him her shriveled hand to kiss and introduced him to several persons whom he did not know, giving him a whispered description of each.
There were other guests and the countess talked little to him, and only as he kissed her hand on taking leave said unexpectedly and in a whisper, with a strangely unsmiling face: Come to dinner tomorrow... in the evening.
"What is it?" he said crossly, and, his hand shaking unintentionally, he poured too many drops into the glass.
But he scowled at her angrily though also with suffering in his eyes, and stooped glass in hand over the infant.
Buxhowden is commander-in-chief by seniority, but General Bennigsen does not quite see it; more particularly as it is he and his corps who are within sight of the enemy and he wishes to profit by the opportunity to fight a battle 'on his own hand' as the Germans say.
Prince Andrew touched the head with his hand; even the hair was wet, so profusely had the child perspired.
Prince Andrew recognized her without looking and held out his hand to her.
I should be thankful to do nothing, but here on the one hand the local nobility have done me the honor to choose me to be their marshal; it was all I could do to get out of it.
Every day, letters of inquiry and notices from the court arrived, and on the first of May, Denisov was ordered to hand the squadron over to the next in seniority and appear before the staff of his division to explain his violence at the commissariat office.
Boris, with one leg crossed over the other and stroking his left hand with the slender fingers of his right, listened to Rostov as a general listens to the report of a subordinate, now looking aside and now gazing straight into Rostov's eyes with the same veiled look.
If only I were to hand the letter direct to him and tell him all... could they really arrest me for my civilian clothes?
I'll go in and hand the letter to the Emperor myself so much the worse for Drubetskoy who drives me to it!
"To hand in a letter, a petition, to His Majesty," said Nicholas, with a tremor in his voice.
Hand it in through your commander.
Stopping beside his horse, with his hand on the saddle, the Emperor turned to the cavalry general and said in a loud voice, evidently wishing to be heard by all:
Bonaparte meanwhile began taking the glove off his small white hand, tore it in doing so, and threw it away.
Napoleon slightly turned his head, and put his plump little hand out behind him as if to take something.
The members of his suite, guessing at once what he wanted, moved about and whispered as they passed something from one to another, and a page--the same one Rostov had seen the previous evening at Boris'--ran forward and, bowing respectfully over the outstretched hand and not keeping it waiting a moment, laid in it an Order on a red ribbon.
Napoleon merely laid the cross on Lazarev's breast and, dropping his hand, turned toward Alexander as though sure that the cross would adhere there.
"Dear Brothers," he began, blushing and stammering, with a written speech in his hand, "it is not sufficient to observe our mysteries in the seclusion of our lodge--we must act--act!
"Or at least twenty thousand, Count," he added, "and then a note of hand for only sixty thousand."
Only excuse me, my dear fellow, I'll give you twenty thousand and a note of hand for eighty thousand as well.
Boris kissed Natasha's hand and said that he was astonished at the change in her.
Natasha put her hand on her mother's mouth.
And he's hand in glove with Speranski, writing some project or other.
Everyone moved back, and the Emperor came smiling out of the drawing room leading his hostess by the hand but not keeping time to the music.
She smilingly raised her hand and laid it on his shoulder without looking at him.
Still laughing, Speranski held out his soft white hand to Prince Andrew.
He patted the little girl with his white hand and kissed her.
(He rose and kissed Vera's hand, and on the way to her straightened out a turned-up corner of the carpet.)
He kissed the countess' hand and Natasha's, and sat down beside the sofa.
"I have come, Countess, to ask for your daughter's hand," said Prince Andrew.
She held out her hand to him, and with a mixed feeling of estrangement and tenderness pressed her lips to his forehead as he stooped to kiss her hand.
He is asking for your hand, said the countess, coldly it seemed to Natasha.
He took her hand and kissed it.
She did not even cry when, on taking leave, he kissed her hand for the last time.
She wrote that if he did not come and take matters in hand, their whole property would be sold by auction and they would all have to go begging.
The countess, who heard at once from the maids what had happened at the lodge, was calmed by the thought that now their affairs would certainly improve, but on the other hand felt anxious as to the effect this excitement might have on her son.
Simon sighed and stooped to straighten the leash a young borzoi had entangled; the count too sighed and, noticing the snuffbox in his hand, opened it and took a pinch.
With his hand on his saddlebow, he was ready to dismount and stab the wolf, when she suddenly thrust her head up from among that mass of dogs, and then her forepaws were on the edge of the gully.
Daniel galloped up silently, holding a naked dagger in his left hand and thrashing the laboring sides of his chestnut horse with his whip as if it were a flail.
"Uncle" lifted Natasha off her horse and taking her hand led her up the rickety wooden steps of the porch.
"Now then, niece!" he exclaimed, waving to Natasha the hand that had just struck a chord.
Zakhar, while still keeping his arms extended, raised one hand with the reins.
"Here, hand some fruit jelly to the Turk!" she ordered the butler who was handing things round.
"Well, good-by, your excellency, keep well!" said Rostopchin, getting up with characteristic briskness and holding out his hand to the prince.
His words are music, I never tire of hearing him! said the old prince, keeping hold of the hand and offering his cheek to be kissed.
She held her hand a couple of feet from the ground.
Natasha, on the other hand, having put on her best gown, was in the highest spirits.
When the count was already leaving the room, Princess Mary went up hurriedly to Natasha, took her by the hand, and said with a deep sigh:
Having looked at Natasha he approached his sister, laid his well gloved hand on the edge of her box, nodded to her, and leaning forward asked a question, with a motion toward Natasha.
Do come!" and putting out his hand to her bouquet and dropping his voice, he added, "You will be the prettiest there.
All that was going on before her now seemed quite natural, but on the other hand all her previous thoughts of her betrothed, of Princess Mary, or of life in the country did not once recur to her mind and were as if belonging to a remote past.
Anatole asked Natasha for a valse and as they danced he pressed her waist and hand and told her she was bewitching and that he loved her.
He took Dolokhov's hand and put it on his heart.
Only a couple of times a year--when he knew from their valets that they had money in hand--he would turn up of a morning quite sober and with a deep bow would ask them to help him.
"Good day, your excellency!" he said, again holding out his hand to Anatole who had just come in.
She put her large hand under Natasha's face and turned it toward her.
He went to Tver to see Joseph Alexeevich's widow, who had long since promised to hand over to him some papers of her deceased husband's.
He seized Anatole by the collar of his uniform with his big hand and shook him from side to side till Anatole's face showed a sufficient degree of terror.
Anatole glanced at him and immediately thrust his hand into his pocket and drew out his pocketbook.
I have received a refusal from Countess Rostova and have heard reports of your brother-in-law having sought her hand, or something of that kind.
"So Monsieur Kuragin has not honored Countess Rostova with his hand?" said Prince Andrew, and he snorted several times.
Prince Andrew interrupted him and cried sharply: Yes, ask her hand again, be magnanimous, and so on?...
He thought she would give him her hand as usual; but she, stepping up to him, stopped, breathing heavily, her arms hanging lifelessly just in the pose she used to stand in when she went to the middle of the ballroom to sing, but with quite a different expression of face.
He took her hand and kissed it.
If I were not myself, but the handsomest, cleverest, and best man in the world, and were free, I would this moment ask on my knees for your hand and your love!
Oh, when he takes it in hand himself, things get hot... by heaven!...
At two in the morning of the fourteenth of June, the Emperor, having sent for Balashev and read him his letter to Napoleon, ordered him to take it and hand it personally to the French Emperor.
He laid his hand on the withers of Balashev's horse and said:
Bennigsen was a landlord in the Vilna province who appeared to be doing the honors of the district, but was in reality a good general, useful as an adviser and ready at hand to replace Barclay.
It is not the sugar I want, but only that your little hand should stir my tea.
At Rostov's suggestion it was agreed that whoever became "King" should have the right to kiss Mary Hendrikhovna's hand, and that the "Booby" should go to refill and reheat the samovar for the doctor when the latter awoke.
Now he rode beside Ilyin under the birch trees, occasionally plucking leaves from a branch that met his hand, sometimes touching his horse's side with his foot, or, without turning round, handing a pipe he had finished to an hussar riding behind him, with as calm and careless an air as though he were merely out for a ride.
After those involuntary words--that if he were free he would have asked on his knees for her hand and her love--uttered at a moment when she was so strongly agitated, Pierre never spoke to Natasha of his feelings; and it seemed plain to her that those words, which had then so comforted her, were spoken as all sorts of meaningless words are spoken to comfort a crying child.
Bless his counsels, his undertakings, and his work; strengthen his kingdom by Thine almighty hand, and give him victory over his enemy, even as Thou gavest Moses the victory over Amalek, Gideon over Midian, and David over Goliath.
He tried to smile but could not: his smile expressed suffering, and he silently kissed her hand and went out.
When he came to himself, a man of clerical appearance with a tuft of gray hair at the back of his head and wearing a shabby blue cassock--probably a church clerk and chanter--was holding him under the arm with one hand while warding off the pressure of the crowd with the other.
He did not know why, but he had to have a biscuit from the Tsar's hand and he felt that he must not give way.
He sprang forward and upset an old woman who was catching at a biscuit; the old woman did not consider herself defeated though she was lying on the ground--she grabbed at some biscuits but her hand did not reach them.
Petya pushed her hand away with his knee, seized a biscuit, and as if fearing to be too late, again shouted "Hurrah!" with a voice already hoarse.
Alpatych moved forward and next time the official came out addressed him, one hand placed in the breast of his buttoned coat, and handed him two letters.
He made a mumbling sound in confirmation of this, took her hand, and began pressing it to different parts of his breast as if trying to find the right place for it.
Princess Mary pressed her head against his hand, trying to hide her sobs and tears.
She felt sorry for her and held out her hand with a glance of gentle inquiry.
Mademoiselle Bourienne at once began crying again and kissed that hand, speaking of the princess' sorrow and making herself a partner in it.
"May I make bold to trouble your honor?" said he respectfully, but with a shade of contempt for the youthfulness of this officer and with a hand thrust into his bosom.
And in all this Princess Mary saw the hand of Providence.
I'm Lieutenant Colonel Denisov, better known as 'Vaska,' said Denisov, pressing Prince Andrew's hand and looking into his face with a particularly kindly attention.
Kutuzov was impatiently urging on his horse, which ambled smoothly under his weight, and he raised his hand to his white Horse Guard's cap with a red band and no peak, nodding his head continually.
He screwed up his eyes, smiled, lifted her chin with his hand, and said:
He had in his hand a French book which he closed as Prince Andrew entered, marking the place with a knife.
Taking his hand and drawing him downwards, Kutuzov offered his cheek to be kissed, and again Prince Andrew noticed tears in the old man's eyes.
"If this patience comes out," he said to himself after shuffling the cards, holding them in his hand, and lifting his head, "if it comes out, it means... what does it mean?"
One of the wounded, an old soldier with a bandaged arm who was following the cart on foot, caught hold of it with his sound hand and turned to look at Pierre.
The officer pointed with his hand to the smoke visible on the left beyond the river, and the same stern and serious expression that Pierre had noticed on many of the faces he had met came into his face.
He crossed himself with an accustomed movement, bent till he touched the ground with his hand, and bowed his white head with a deep sigh.
Boris Drubetskoy, brushing his knees with his hand (he had probably soiled them when he, too, had knelt before the icon), came up to him smiling.
The ball represented the terrestrial globe and the stick in his other hand a scepter.
Nearer at hand glittered golden cornfields interspersed with copses.
The young officer, his hand to his shako, ran up to his superior.
The sun had risen brightly and its slanting rays struck straight into Napoleon's face as, shading his eyes with his hand, he looked at the fleches.
The handsome boy adjutant with the long hair sighed deeply without removing his hand from his hat and galloped back to where men were being slaughtered.
"Give me your hand," said he and, turning it over so as to feel the pulse, added: "You are not well, my dear fellow.
"Helene, I have a word to say to you," and he would lead her aside, drawing her hand downward.
In answer to questions with which he was greeted, the courier made a despairing gesture with his hand and passed through the room.
His father keeps a cookshop here by the Stone Bridge, and you know there was a large icon of God Almighty painted with a scepter in one hand and an orb in the other.
And I will knock the nonsense out of anybody"-- but probably realizing that he was shouting at Bezukhov who so far was not guilty of anything, he added, taking Pierre's hand in a friendly manner, "We are on the eve of a public disaster and I haven't time to be polite to everybody who has business with me.
Natasha, throwing a clean pocket handkerchief over her hair and holding an end of it in each hand, went out into the street.
The major raised his hand to his cap with a smile.
"I won't!" cried Natasha, with one hand holding back the hair that hung over her perspiring face, while with the other she pressed down the carpets.
Berg hurriedly jumped up, kissed her hand, asked about her health, and, swaying his head from side to side to express sympathy, remained standing beside her.
The count, pipe in hand, was pacing up and down the room, when Natasha, her face distorted by anger, burst in like a tempest and approached her mother with rapid steps.
"The ways of God are past finding out!" she thought, feeling that the Almighty Hand, hitherto unseen, was becoming manifest in all that was now taking place.
Then the count embraced Mavra Kuzminichna and Vasilich, who were to remain in Moscow, and while they caught at his hand and kissed his shoulder he patted their backs lightly with some vaguely affectionate and comforting words.
This is wonderful! she cried, holding out her hand to him.
Pierre took her outstretched hand and kissed it awkwardly as he walked along beside her while the coach still moved on.
He sat down at the dusty writing table, and, having laid the manuscripts before him, opened them out, closed them, finally pushed them away, and resting his head on his hand sank into meditation.
One word from me, one movement of my hand, and that ancient capital of the Tsars would perish.
Only a few of them still move, rise, and feebly fly to settle on the enemy's hand, lacking the spirit to die stinging him; the rest are dead and fall as lightly as fish scales.
"Oh well... it can't be helped!" said he in a tone of vexation and placed his hand on the gate as if to leave.
The sleeve of his coat kept slipping down and he always carefully rolled it up again with his left hand, as if it were most important that the sinewy white arm he was flourishing should be bare.
I hand him over to you.
As a hungry herd of cattle keeps well together when crossing a barren field, but gets out of hand and at once disperses uncontrollably as soon as it reaches rich pastures, so did the army disperse all over the wealthy city.
'It is not I but the hand of Providence that punishes thee,' I shall say, thought he, imagining what he would say when killing Napoleon.
The captain, on the other hand, seemed very cheerful.
I say it with my hand on my heart! said he, striking his chest.
Ramballe emptied his too, again pressed Pierre's hand, and leaned his elbows on the table in a pensive attitude.
The countess went up to her daughter and touched her head with the back of her hand as she was wont to do when Natasha was ill, then touched her forehead with her lips as if to feel whether she was feverish, and finally kissed her.
He smiled and held out his hand to her.
With a rapid but careful movement Natasha drew nearer to him on her knees and, taking his hand carefully, bent her face over it and began kissing it, just touching it lightly with her lips.
"Forgive me for what I ha-ve do-ne!" faltered Natasha in a scarcely audible, broken whisper, and began kissing his hand more rapidly, just touching it with her lips.
"I love you more, better than before," said Prince Andrew, lifting her face with his hand so as to look into her eyes.
But it then occurred to him for the first time that he certainly could not carry the weapon in his hand through the streets.
"Very pleased, mon cher," she then said, holding out her hand to Nicholas.
When he had parted from Malvintseva Nicholas wished to return to the dancing, but the governor's little wife placed her plump hand on his sleeve and, saying that she wanted to have a talk with him, led him to her sitting room, from which those who were there immediately withdrew so as not to be in her way.
As soon as the prior withdrew, Natasha took her friend by the hand and went with her into the unoccupied room.
I saw him lying on a bed," said she, making a gesture with her hand and a lifted finger at each detail, "and that he had his eyes closed and was covered just with a pink quilt, and that his hands were folded," she concluded, convincing herself that the details she had just seen were exactly what she had seen in the mirror.
This officer, probably someone on the staff, was holding a paper in his hand, and called over all the Russians there, naming Pierre as "the man who does not give his name."
The fifth was a factory hand, a thin, sallow-faced lad of eighteen in a loose coat.
While one hand hung up the first string the other was already unwinding the band on the second leg.
He took a potato, drew out his clasp knife, cut the potato into two equal halves on the palm of his hand, sprinkled some salt on it from the rag, and handed it to Pierre.
But the very difficulties and preoccupations of the journey, which she took so actively in hand, saved her for a while from her grief and gave her strength.
In one thin, translucently white hand he held a handkerchief, while with the other he stroked the delicate mustache he had grown, moving his fingers slowly.
He kissed his sister, holding her hand in his as was their wont.
"How good it would be!" and taking her hand he kissed it.
He pressed her hand and released it, and she went back to the candle and sat down again in her former position.
And at once, as a clock begins to strike and chime as soon as the minute hand has completed a full circle, this change was shown by an increased activity, whirring, and chiming in the higher spheres.
It's what the old folk used to say: 'A sweating hand's an open hand, a dry hand's close.'
He kept one hand, in which he clasped his tobacco pouch, inside the bosom of his dressing gown and held the stem of his pipe firmly with the other.
So he lay now on his bed, supporting his large, heavy, scarred head on his plump hand, with his one eye open, meditating and peering into the darkness.
On the one hand the French had occupied Moscow.
Each of them desired nothing more than to give himself up as a prisoner to escape from all this horror and misery; but on the one hand the force of this common attraction to Smolensk, their goal, drew each of them in the same direction; on the other hand an army corps could not surrender to a company, and though the French availed themselves of every convenient opportunity to detach themselves and to surrender on the slightest decent pretext, such pretexts did not always occur.
"Will there be any orders, your honor?" he asked Denisov, holding his hand at the salute and resuming the game of adjutant and general for which he had prepared himself, "or shall I remain with your honor?"
Tikhon scratched his back with one hand and his head with the other, then suddenly his whole face expanded into a beaming, foolish grin, disclosing a gap where he had lost a tooth (that was why he was called Shcherbaty--the gap-toothed).
Then in the darkness he took the boy's hand and pressed it.
The man, a soldier with a sack over his shoulder, stopped, came close up to Dolokhov's horse, touched it with his hand, and explained simply and in a friendly way that the commander and the officers were higher up the hill to the right in the courtyard of the farm, as he called the landowner's house.
You know that for me there is nothing in life but you, and to suffer with you is the greatest happiness for me, and he took her hand and pressed it as he had pressed it that terrible evening four days before his death.
The countess pressed her daughter's hand, closed her eyes, and became quiet for a moment.
"Mary," she said timidly, drawing Princess Mary's hand to herself, "Mary, you mustn't think me wicked.
Hand up the lever!
Lend a hand... will you?
The Emperor greeted the officers and the Semenov guard, and again pressing the old man's hand went with him into the castle.
"Yes," she said, looking at his altered face after he had kissed her hand, "so this is how we meet again.
All I know I heard at second hand from others.
Natasha gave him her hand and went out.
Tell me what I am to do, dear princess! he added after a pause, and touched her hand as she did not reply.
When on saying good-by he took her thin, slender hand, he could not help holding it a little longer in his own.
And some years pass during which he plays a pitiful comedy to himself in solitude on his island, justifying his actions by intrigues and lies when the justification is no longer needed, and displaying to the whole world what it was that people had mistaken for strength as long as an unseen hand directed his actions.
The moment Nicholas took her hand she could no longer restrain herself and began to cry.
When they left the table and went as usual to thank the old countess, Countess Mary held out her hand and kissed her husband, and asked him why he was angry with her.
And Nicholas, taking his little daughter in his strong hand, lifted her high, placed her on his shoulder, held her by the legs, and paced the room with her.
Pierre with the baby on his hand stooped, kissed them, and replied to their inquiries.
He says his hand is just made for a baby's seat.
Good night! said Pierre, giving his hand to the Swiss tutor, and he turned to young Nicholas with a smile.
Then I took the matter in hand: I left him alone and began with nurse's help to get the other children up, telling him that I did not love him.
She only took his hand and kissed it.
On the other hand, even if we admitted that words could be the cause of events, history shows that the expression of the will of historical personages does not in most cases produce any effect, that is to say, their commands are often not executed, and sometimes the very opposite of what they order occurs.
But I have lifted my hand and let it fall.
On the one hand there is fear and regret for the loss of the whole edifice constructed through the ages, on the other is the passion for destruction.
Slipping her hand through his extended elbow, she let him lead her into the center of the room.
A strong hand grabbed Carmen's arm as the band started another song.
His warm hand on her waist was reassuring.
He ran a hand through his hair.
Carmen turned and lifted a hand to shade her eyes from the sun.
Alex put a hand on her shoulder.
Alex patiently consoled and distracted her while the nurse taped a padded board to her hand and wrist so she couldn't move it.
With his lighted lantern in his hand, he went up and down the rough hills calling for his lambs.
Andrew threw out his hand and received an ugly gash across the knuckles.
Here is my hand to kiss.
One can almost picture him, sandwich in hand, slack-jawed in surprise.
I felt approaching footsteps, I stretched out my hand as I supposed to my mother.
If you should ever be betrayed into any of these philanthropies, do not let your left hand know what your right hand does, for it is not worth knowing.
"Listen, dear Annette," said the prince, suddenly taking Anna Pavlovna's hand and for some reason drawing it downwards.
He turned away from her with a grimace that distorted his handsome face, kissed Anna Pavlovna's hand, and screwing up his eyes scanned the whole company.
In passing Prince Vasili seized Pierre's hand and said to Anna Pavlovna: Educate this bear for me!
Here is my hand on it.
Pierre reaching the house first went into Prince Andrew's study like one quite at home, and from habit immediately lay down on the sofa, took from the shelf the first book that came to his hand (it was Caesar's Commentaries), and resting on his elbow, began reading it in the middle.
"Mon Dieu, mon Dieu!" she muttered, and lifting her dress with one hand she went up to her husband and kissed him on the forehead.
Carmen stopped washing the dish in her hand and stared at Mary in mute silence.
When Michael Ivanovich returned to the study with the letter, the old prince, with spectacles on and a shade over his eyes, was sitting at his open bureau with screened candles, holding a paper in his outstretched hand, and in a somewhat dramatic attitude was reading his manuscript-- his "Remarks" as he termed it--which was to be transmitted to the Emperor after his death.
She rested one hand on his upper arm and surrendered her other to a hand that engulfed hers.