Tarzan wondered what the chest they had buried contained.
Then he continued digging until he had unearthed the chest.
This was harder work than turning up the freshly excavated earth at the grave, but Tarzan of the Apes was persevering and so he kept at his labor until he was rewarded by seeing a hole sufficiently deep to receive the chest and effectually hide it from view.
With this he slammed down the lid of the chest
, and the noise made them all wink.
I thought of the porter's friend who had helped me with the chest.
I need not state the obvious reasons I had for fighting shy of the personal custody of his accursed chest.
Suppose his chest had indeed been rifled, and emptied of every silver thing but one; that one remaining piece of silver, seen of men, was quite enough to cast Raffles into the outer darkness of penal servitude
The moon had risen now, so that from the dark shadows of the palisade Muda Saffir and his savages watched the party with Bududreen squatting about the heavy chest, and saw the two who crept toward the house.
Then with the balance of his horde he crept alone in the darkness until opposite Bududreen and the watchers about the chest.
I'd not have had that sea chest in the house for any money; I'll warrant he'd come racketing after it at nights, and making a haunted house of the inn.
The boatswain died during a storm, so they wrapped him up in a sheet, and put him in his own sea chest, and threw him overboard; but they neglected, in their hurry-skurry, to say prayers over him, and the storm raged and roared louder than ever, and they saw the dead man seated in his chest, with his shroud for a sail, coming hard after the ship, and the sea breaking before him in great sprays like fire; and there they kept scudding day after day and night after night, expecting every moment to go to wreck; and every night they saw the dead boatswain in his sea chest trying to get up with them, and they heard his whistle above the blasts of wind, and he seemed to send great seas, mountain high, after them that would have swamped the ship if they had not put up the deadlights.
There my lords will find a nook, and three stone chests in the nook, two sealed and one open.
Open the other chests, white men," croaked Gagool, "there are surely more therein.
And as soon as Peter had given him the deed, the chest flew open, and Peter caught up a handful of the gold.
For a while, he doubted whether there were any hidden chest of gold, and, in that case, whether he was so exceedingly wise to tear the house down, only to be convinced of its non-existence.