1 A black woman, wiping her hands upon her apron, was close at his heels.
2 Her hands were small, and she kept them folded over the handle of her basket.
3 She clasped her hands easily above her head, and it was thus she fell asleep.
4 She placed it in Edna's hands, and without further comment arose and went to the piano.
5 A little black girl sat on the floor, and with her hands worked the treadle of the machine.
6 The swift breeze seemed to Edna to bury the sting of it into the pores of her face and hands.
7 She thrust a bare, white arm from the curtain which shielded her open door, and received the cup from his hands.
8 She carried in her hands a thin handkerchief, which she tore into ribbons, rolled into a ball, and flung from her.
9 She held up her hands, strong, shapely hands, and surveyed them critically, drawing up her fawn sleeves above the wrists.
10 The youngest boy, Etienne, had been very naughty, Madame Ratignolle said, as she delivered him into the hands of his mother.
11 He had taken her parasol from her hands while he spoke to her, and he now lifted it and twirled it above him as he lay on his back.
12 After surveying the sketch critically she drew a broad smudge of paint across its surface, and crumpled the paper between her hands.
13 "I felt giddy and almost overcome," Edna said, lifting her hands instinctively to her head and pushing her straw hat up from her forehead.
14 She was blindly following whatever impulse moved her, as if she had placed herself in alien hands for direction, and freed her soul of responsibility.
15 They accepted without murmuring what she chose to give them, each holding out two chubby hands scoop-like, in the vain hope that they might be filled; and then away they went.
16 The directory which fell into her hands was a year or more old, however, and upon reaching the number indicated, Edna discovered that the house was occupied by a respectable family of mulattoes who had chambres garnies to let.
17 Never were hands more exquisite than hers, and it was a joy to look at them when she threaded her needle or adjusted her gold thimble to her taper middle finger as she sewed away on the little night-drawers or fashioned a bodice or a bib.
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