'And one of the robbers saw that there was a gold ring still left on her finger
, and as it was difficult to draw off, he took a hatchet and cut off her finger
; but the finger
sprang into the air and fell behind the great cask into my lap.
It is very doubtful if any single fingerprint will ever be exactly duplicated by any finger
other than the one which originally made it."
He sat down himself, and, rubbing his little hands with short fingers
covered with white hairs, he bent his head on one side.
Think a little and you will see that what has preceded will supply the answer; for if simple unity could be adequately perceived by the sight or by any other sense, then, as we were saying in the case of the finger
, there would be nothing to attract towards being; but when there is some contradiction always present, and one is the reverse of one and involves the conception of plurality, then thought begins to be aroused within us, and the soul perplexed and wanting to arrive at a decision asks `What is absolute unity?' This is the way in which the study of the one has a power of drawing and converting the mind to the contemplation of true being.
She put it on the middle finger
of her left hand, and told the youth to take a knife and try as hard as he could to cut her with it, for he would not be able to hurt her.
He then took his leave, with an uplifted finger
and a sneer upon his face that haunted the artist's dreams for many a night afterwards.
That she was married had been evidenced by the narrow gold band that encircled the third finger
of her left hand.
Here it is," replied D'Artagnan, taking it from his finger
"I--I pricked my finger
with a needle while I was sewing, and--and the blood came!" she replied.
"But look here, Dave," said Tom, you used to tell people's fortunes, too, when you took their finger
I had followed it for several hundred yards when I felt a knot beneath my fingers
. "Beyond the knots lies danger."
'You're holding it all crooked!' And she caught at the brooch; but it was too late: the pin had slipped, and the Queen had pricked her finger