1 His elbow was pressing against some hard substance.
2 He well knew the futility of trying to contend against witches, so he gave up discouraged.
3 Their speed was slow, however, because pitfalls were somewhat common, and had to be guarded against.
4 A minute or two later the skiff's head was standing high up, against the boat's swell, and the voyage was begun.
5 That was agreeable, so they chewed it turn about, and dangled their legs against the bench in excess of contentment.
6 The doctor put the lantern at the head of the grave and came and sat down with his back against one of the elm trees.
7 Tom went about, hoping against hope for the sight of one blessed sinful face, but disappointment crossed him everywhere.
8 A tumblebug came next, heaving sturdily at its ball, and Tom touched the creature, to see it shut its legs against its body and pretend to be dead.
9 Everything in camp was drenched, the campfire as well; for they were but heedless lads, like their generation, and had made no provision against rain.
10 He showed Huck the fragment of candle-wick perched on a lump of clay against the wall, and described how he and Becky had watched the flame struggle and expire.
11 Peter sprang a couple of yards in the air, and then delivered a war-whoop and set off round and round the room, banging against furniture, upsetting flower-pots, and making general havoc.
12 They built a fire against the side of a great log twenty or thirty steps within the sombre depths of the forest, and then cooked some bacon in the frying-pan for supper, and used up half of the corn "pone" stock they had brought.
13 His pity was moved, but nevertheless he felt an abounding sense of relief and security, now, which revealed to him in a degree which he had not fully appreciated before how vast a weight of dread had been lying upon him since the day he lifted his voice against this bloody-minded outcast.
14 After breakfast they went whooping and prancing out on the bar, and chased each other round and round, shedding clothes as they went, until they were naked, and then continued the frolic far away up the shoal water of the bar, against the stiff current, which latter tripped their legs from under them from time to time and greatly increased the fun.