Wilson began to study Luigi's palm, tracing life lines, heart lines, head lines, and so on, and noting carefully their relations with the cobweb of finer and more delicate marks
and lines that enmeshed them on all sides; he felt of the fleshy cushion at the base of the thumb and noted its shape; he felt of the fleshy side of the hand between the wrist and the base of the little finger and noted its shape also; he painstakingly examined the fingers, observing their form, proportions, and natural manner of disposing themselves when in repose.
It seemed, however, to Edmond, who was hidden from his comrades by the inequalities of the ground, that at sixty paces from the harbor the marks
ceased; nor did they terminate at any grotto.
Mortimer--and this is important--the marks
which you saw were on the path and not on the grass?
The good marks
he got on these occasions increased Mr.
Wilt thou close a bargain with me and take six marks
for thine outfit?
In the meantime the black marks
against them remained for a future easement day.
More especially we might have inferred this, from the blue colour and marks
so often appearing when distinct breeds of diverse colours are crossed.
There were marks
of an axe and of woodpeckers on the butt.
The poor man, who bore on his face many more visible marks
of the indignation of his wife, stood in silent astonishment at this accusation; which the reader will, I believe, bear witness for him, had greatly exceeded the truth; for indeed he had not struck her once; and this silence being interpreted to be a confession of the charge by the whole court, they all began at once,
Here, you see, you've been making all these foolish marks
on yourself, which you can never get out, and you'll be very sorry for it in a year or two.
Don't come any further," Daddy Jacques begged, "you may make marks
with your boots, and nothing must be deranged; it's an idea of the magistrate's--though he has nothing more to do here.
I naturally began by examining the roadway, and there, as I have already explained to you, I saw clearly the marks
of a cab, which, I ascertained by inquiry, must have been there during the night.