1 Without replying he gathered the pieces of glass into his broad palm and walked out of the kitchen to the passage.
2 The sorrel, turning the same big ringed eye on him, nuzzled the palm of his hand in the same way; and one by one all the days between rose up and stood before him.
3 And now it was as though he felt rather than heard the twittering; it seemed to be under his palm, which rested on something soft and springy.
4 Her hand, with palm clammy with perspiration, slid into his.
5 It came off with difficulty and for a brief instant was clutched tightly in the small palm.
6 Don't try to palm off that twaddle about the Cause to me.
7 I was crying because I'm so happy, and suddenly she opened her clenched palm and pressed some object that was in it to her lips.
8 She did not even squeeze the hand that Melanie had inserted into her palm for comfort.
9 The two girls looked an invitation to join them, but he went onto the front porch and, seating himself on the top step, dropped his head on his cupped palm.
10 "Don't giggle," he said, and taking her hand, he turned it over and pressed his lips into the palm.
11 He laughed again and held the palm of her hand against his hard cheek.
12 He kissed her palm again, and again the skin on the back of her neck crawled excitingly.
13 There it lay in this stranger's calloused dirty palm and soon it would find its way North and onto the finger of some Yankee woman who would be proud to wear stolen things.
14 Something of her exasperated weariness seemed to penetrate his mind, calling it back from its wanderings, for he raised her hands with tenderness and, turning them palm up, looked at the calluses.
15 "These are the most beautiful hands I know," he said and kissed each palm lightly.