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His hands were clutching the sward on either side and his finger nails were stuffed with earth and bits of grass that he had gathered in his despairing grasp upon life.
A long, claw-like hand was reaching up to grasp the metal rail.
Sometimes she would question Clayton as to the strange noises of the nights; the absence of servants and friends, and the strange rudeness of the furnishings within her room, but, though he made no effort to deceive her, never could she grasp the meaning of it all.
In any event, Tarzan could see his repast slipping from his grasp unless Bara moved more rapidly toward the ford than at present.
At first the boches didn't seem to grasp his intention.
But the child hung back and would not go with him so that De Vac was forced to grasp him roughly by the arm.
Sir," replied the Distinguished Advocate of Republican Institutions, "a ship is expected, bearing His Majesty the King of the Fly-Speck Islands, and I wish to be the first to grasp the crowned hand.
I had taken but a few strides when a strong grasp upon my shoulder arrested me.
an icy hand seemed to grasp my heart and check its pulsation, as I bent over him, gazing with breathless intensity upon the ghastly, upturned face.
I am a railing alongside the torrent; whoever is able to grasp me may grasp me
The murderous mark of the fiend's grasp was on her neck, and the breath had ceased to issue from her lips.