xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxMy mouth is dry as I speak—
the arm thrown round me was encircled
xxxxxwith two bracelets,
one, two leather thongs were tied together at their ends
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxby tiny coils of wire
pulled towards each other and closed by an S-shaped clasp;
xxxxxthe other, a thin ring of nickel
with a running groove that made the single round
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxlook like two.
Inside the circlets, the arm
but the leather preserved its O
xxxxxxxxxxand the nickel resisted oxygen and shone.