He compares it to little things, to a tiny seed, to a handful of leaven, to a pearl.
Now, every man who was a handful or two short of his crop began to look at us doubtfully.
Yates caught up a handful of sand, and flung it lightly against the pane.
He stooped, thinking he had caught it, but took up only a handful of soapy foam.
Then put them into the fish-kettle with cold ...