The old countess, Vronsky's mother, with her steel-gray curls, was in his brother's box
. Varya with the young Princess Sorokina met him in the corridor.
In order to explain the occurrence of either the word or the image in the absence of the box
, we have to assume that there is something, either in the environment or in our own sensations, which has frequently occurred at about the same time as the word "box
." One of the laws which distinguish psychology (or nerve-physiology?) from physics is the law that, when two things have frequently existed in close temporal contiguity, either comes in time to cause the other.* This is the basis both of habit and of association.
"Ginger has a bad habit of biting and snapping; that is why they call her Ginger, and when she was in the loose box
she used to snap very much.
was pervaded by that atmosphere of an affianced couple which Natasha knew so well and liked so much.
But at last, as he was sitting upon the box
thinking about giants' castles, and princesses tied up to pegs by the hair of their heads, and dragons bursting out from behind gates, and other incidents of the like nature, common in story-books to youths of low degree on their first visit to strange houses, the door was gently opened, and a little servant-girl, very tidy, modest, and demure, but very pretty too, appeared.
The curtain fell almost immediately after the entrance of Madame Danglars into her box
, the band quitted the orchestra for the accustomed half-hour's interval allowed between the acts, and the audience were left at liberty to promenade the salon or lobbies, or to pay and receive visits in their respective boxes
But most astonishing was the quantity of ammunition-cartridges for Lee-Metfords, for Winchesters and Marlins, for revolvers from thirty-two calibre to forty-five, shot- gun cartridges, Joan's two boxes
of thirty-eight, cartridges of prodigious bore for the ancient Sniders of Malaita, flasks of black powder, sticks of dynamite, yards of fuse, and boxes
Then, looking at David, he said, interrogatively, "Box
I found no effect from all I could do, but plainly perceived my closet to be moved along; and in the space of an hour, or better, that side of the box
where the staples were, and had no windows, struck against something that was hard.
He evidently fears discovery or interference, in the state of helplessness in which he must be, confined as he is between dawn and sunset in his wooden box
"I have brought something better than news," said I, putting down the box
upon the table and speaking jovially and boisterously, though my heart was heavy within me.
They were sounds occasioned by the artist in prying open the oblong box
, by means of a chisel and mallet--the latter being apparently muffled, or deadened, by some soft woollen or cotton substance in which its head was enveloped.
was locked, tied up, and sealed, and on the outside was a parchment label, with the writing, "MY WILL, JOHN HARMON, TEMPORARILY DEPOSITED HERE."'
When Newland Archer opened the door at the back of the club box
the curtain had just gone up on the garden scene.
After stretching the corners of his mouth and contracting his eyes, as if he were trying to see the ear-rings, he appeared to give up the effort, and said, "Well, he'd got ear-rings in his box
to sell, so it's nat'ral to suppose he might wear 'em.