1 He clapped his hands in wonder.
2 Several had still their staves in their hands.
3 He shook hands, I fancy, murmured vaguely, was satisfied with my French.
4 The faces twitched with the strain, the hands trembled slightly, the eyes forgot to wink.
5 The pilgrims used to turn out in a body and empty every rifle they could lay hands on at him.
6 The man had rolled on his back and stared straight up at me; both his hands clutched that cane.
7 I handled this amazing antiquity with the greatest possible tenderness, lest it should dissolve in my hands.
8 While I stood horror-struck, one of these creatures rose to his hands and knees, and went off on all-fours towards the river to drink.
9 That fool-helmsman, his hands on the spokes, was lifting his knees high, stamping his feet, champing his mouth, like a reined-in horse.
10 In a moment he came up again with a jump, possessed himself of both my hands, shook them continuously, while he gabbled: 'Brother sailor.'
11 I shook hands with this miracle, and I learned he was the Company's chief accountant, and that all the bookkeeping was done at this station.
12 They wandered here and there with their absurd long staves in their hands, like a lot of faithless pilgrims bewitched inside a rotten fence.
13 He had sunken cheeks, a yellow complexion, a straight back, an ascetic aspect, and, with his arms dropped, the palms of hands outwards, resembled an idol.
14 White men with long staves in their hands appeared languidly from amongst the buildings, strolling up to take a look at me, and then retired out of sight somewhere.
15 He ought to have been clapping his hands and stamping his feet on the bank, instead of which he was hard at work, a thrall to strange witchcraft, full of improving knowledge.
16 Two others remained open-mouthed a whole minute, then dashed into the little cabin, to rush out incontinently and stand darting scared glances, with Winchesters at 'ready' in their hands.
17 But suddenly, as we struggled round a bend, there would be a glimpse of rush walls, of peaked grass-roofs, a burst of yells, a whirl of black limbs, a mass of hands clapping, of feet stamping, of bodies swaying, of eyes rolling, under the droop of heavy and motionless foliage.
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