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  • His hand-clasp must be what it had always been, the hand-clasp of hearty friendship and nothing more.

    Chapter 20

  • Yet the immediate physical facts they knew, the immediate yearnings and raptures of the flesh -- the touch of finger tips on hand or arm, the momentary pressure of a hand-clasp, the rare lip-caress of a kiss, the tingling thrill of her hair upon his cheek, of her hand lightly thrusting back the locks from above his eyes.

    Chapter 2

  • Today, Patrick can raise his arm over his head and give a firm handshake even though his right index finger can't join the others in a hand-clasp, he says.

    'Happy that I'm still alive'

  • His gaze and his hand-clasp grew firmer and steadier, if that were possible; and the question that had grown from the first in his eyes, grew only the more imperative.

    Chapter 5: The Philomaths

  • It was quite unexpected, but he met me with his bold eyes and firm hand-clasp, and with that curious blend of his awkwardness and ease.

    Chapter 3: Jackson's Arm

  • Bentham, who met and shook it weakly; and both gazed at me, in their eyes extending that same hand-clasp.

    Chapter 19

  • So I accepted his hand-clasp, which was hard (but damp, I noted with amusement), marvelling at the spectacle of a proud man humbling himself for the sake of his pride, and ambition.


  • Shocking bad form, you'll agree, but this was America, and I'd weighed my man: he snapped it up like a trout taking a fly, looking moved and furrowed, and told me with another hand-clasp that I had bought shares in freedom, and he'd not forget it.


  • What a wonderful thing is the mail, capable of conveying across continents a warm human hand-clasp.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Mom

  • Mr. Bart, who was still of good bodily strength, but becoming less resolute in mind than of yore, was delighted to see his old friend again; and these two men, having warm, proud hearts, preserved each other from self-contempt by looking away through the long hand-clasp.

    Mary Anerley


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