Why doesn't the following text include a '-ing' clause? for example, "she saw him winking his eyes"(=she saw him. He was winking his eyes). When should I use a 'present simple' clause instead of a 'continuous' clause?
"Why was I forgotten?" Mary said, stamping her foot. "Why does nobody come?"
The young man whose name was Barney looked at her very sadly. Mary even thought she saw him wink his eyes as if to wink tears away.
"Poor little kid!" he said. "There is nobody left to come."