Or again, a man ejects the spittle from his mouth as far as possible.
He gathered the spittle in his mouth and spat full in Strickland's face.
And again, in the air, before it could fall to the snow, the spittle crackled.
The spittle referred to is the foam at the edge of the water.
One must put the hand on the middle of the breast and rub on spittle with the hand, they say.