Nervously--in a sort of frenzy, we might almost say--she began to busy herself in arranging some children's playthings, and other little wares, on the shelves
and at the shop-window.
I thanked Captain Nemo, and went up to the shelves
of the library.
And so he wandered on, alternating between depression and elation as he stared at the shelves
packed with wisdom.
But," he said in conclusion, "there is no convincing a layman of the matter contained on your shelves
The untidy top shelves
looked suggestive of some lucky accident which might unexpectedly lead the way to success.
And then came the city of Oakland, and on the shelves
of that free library I discovered all the great world beyond the skyline.
Marilla worked fiercely and scrubbed the porch floor and the dairy shelves
when she could find nothing else to do.
Upon the mantels, and on many shelves
and brackets and tables, were clustered ornaments of every description, seemingly made out of all sorts of metals, glass, china, stones and marbles.
This occupation was, to take down from the shelves
of a worm-eaten wardrobe a quantity of frouzy garments, one by one; to subject each to a careful and minute inspection by holding it up against the light, and after folding it with great exactness, to lay it on one or other of two little heaps beside him.
I enjoyed the winter immensely," I persisted when they were a little quieter; "I sleighed and skated, and then there were the children, and shelves
full of--" I was going to say books, but stopped.
Leaving him thus haranguing the people, more to their amusement than edification, I returned to the house, and, having made some alteration in my toilet, hastened away to Wildfell Hall, with the book in my pocket; for it was destined for the shelves
The upper slide, on being pulled down (leaving the lower a double mystery), revealed deep shelves
of pickle-jars, jam- pots, tin canisters, spice-boxes, and agreeably outlandish vessels of blue and white, the luscious lodgings of preserved tamarinds and ginger.
There were divers shelves
of books, and the massive furniture he had made from redwood, as he had made the shakes for the roof.
She turned away to range some boxes on the shelves
behind the counter.
Looking with greater attention at these contrivances (wondering to find such literary preparations in such a place), I descried on each shelf a sort of microscopic sheet and blanket; then I began dimly to comprehend that the passengers were the library, and that they were to be arranged, edge-wise, on these shelves
, till morning.