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TOM THUMB and Hunca Munca went up-stairs and peeped into the dining- room.
So Master Thumb stayed at home with his father and mother, in peace; for though he had been so great a traveller, and had done and seen so many fine things, and was fond enough of telling the whole story, he always agreed that, after all, there's no place like HOME!
"Now suppose he an' me was boxin' for fun, out in the back yard, an' he hurts his thumb that way, why we'd have the gloves off in a jiffy an' I'd be putting cold compresses on that poor thumb of his an' bandagin' it that tight to keep the inflammation down.
"What a providential thing that this young man should press his right thumb against the wall in taking his hat from the peg.
You must also be armed with a spear two fathoms long, which you will be able to wield by means of the magic ring upon your left thumb. The spear must be as thick in the middle as a large tree, and both its ends must be sharp.
"And now, Doctor, perhaps you would kindly attend to my thumb, or rather to the place where my thumb used to be."
She talked with much gesticulation of the thumb, and Philip, to whom all she said was new, listened with profound but bewildered interest.
His throat was gripped, the thumbs shut off the blood from his brain, and darkness smote him.
You are paid to squeeze, and you must squeeze to pay.' The Patriarch so much surprised himself by this brilliant turn, after Dr Johnson, which he had not in the least expected or intended, that he laughed aloud; and repeated with great satisfaction, as he twirled his thumbs and nodded at his youthful portrait, 'Paid to squeeze, sir, and must squeeze to pay.'
Yet again, in this new orientation, it was the thumb of circumstance that pressed and prodded him, softening that which had become hard and remoulding it into fairer form.
The Simpson baby had cuddled down sleepily in Rebecca's lap, leaning her head back and sucking her thumb contentedly.
`Hop o' my Thumb,' and he has been making abstracts ever since.