Suddenly, the stranger woman whom we have described, and who had, in the course of her work, come near enough to hear Tom's last words, raised her heavy black eyes, and fixed them, for a second, on him; then, taking a quantity of cotton from her basket
, she placed it in his.
"I began my difficult enterprise by introducing the manufacture of baskets
. The poor folks used to buy the wicker mats on which they drain their cheeses, and all the baskets
needed for the insignificant trade of the district.
Not for Dan the bother of filling his basket
with the loose sprays, mingled with feathery elephant's-ears and trails of creeping spruce, as the rest of us, following the Story Girl's example, did.
She leaked fully, generously, overflowingly, all over - like a basket
. I took an enthusiastic part in the excitement caused by that last infirmity of noble ships, without concerning myself much with the why or the wherefore.
"What's this, my dear?" cried I; for the black neck of a bottle had popped out of the basket
With a grace all her own, Cecilia dived under the bed, and produced a basket
of jam tarts, a basket
of fruit and sweetmeats, a basket
of sparkling lemonade, and a superb cake--all paid for by general subscriptions, and smuggled into the room by kind connivance of the servants.
Dorothy went to the Witch's cupboard to fill her basket
with food for the journey, and there she saw the Golden Cap.
THE cat got up and stretched herself, and came and sniffed at the basket
"Boy, take up that basket
! I want 'ee to go on an errand for me."
If from the habits of a lifetime, it had not become a sort of second nature with me never to leave anything worth having behind if there was the slightest chance of my being able to carry it away, I am sure that I should not have bothered to fill my pockets and that basket
By the assistance of some rudely constructed machinery, the heavily laden basket
was now carefully lowered down among the multitude; and, from the giddy pinnacle, the Romans were seen gathering confusedly round it; but owing to the vast height and the prevalence of a fog, no distinct view of their operations could be obtained.
Yet she took care of her money still; she carried her basket
; death seemed still a long way off, and life was so strong in her.
Athos called Grimaud, pointed to a large basket
which lay in a corner, and made a sign to him to wrap the viands up in the napkins.
One morning he was sitting in his usual place with his basket
before him, waiting to be hired, when a tall young lady, covered with a long muslin veil, came up to him and said, "Pick up your basket
and follow me." The porter, who was greatly pleased by her appearance and voice, jumped up at once, poised his basket
on his head, and accompanied the lady, saying to himself as he went, "Oh, happy day!
At a distance they could see the curious procession moving toward the wharf--the lovers, shoulder to shoulder, creeping; the lady in black, gaining steadily upon them; old Monsieur Farival, losing ground inch by inch, and a young barefooted Spanish girl, with a red kerchief on her head and a basket
on her arm, bringing up the rear.