A thick padding
fastened upon a kind of elastic network, made of the best steel, lined the inside of the walls.
Again I remarked his lameness and the soft padding
sound of his footfall, and standing up in my place, I saw his feet as he went out.
From his thin legs, fragile-looking as windstraws, the bones of which were sheathed in withered skin with apparently no muscle padding
in between--from such frail stems sprouted the torso of a fat man.
The soft padding
of unseen feet, the rustling of leaves and grasses to the passage of fierce beasts, the sheen of opalesque eyes flaming through the dark, the million sounds which proclaimed the teeming life that one might hear and scent, though seldom see, constituted the appeal of the nocturnal jungle to Tarzan.