The Captain never lost dignity, from having his ears boxed
with the Latin Grammar.
And although my sister instantly boxed
my ears, it was highly gratifying to me to see that the answer spoilt his joke, and brought him to a dead stop.
One thing I saw plainly: I must not simply retreat before him, or he would speedily hold me boxed
into the bows, as a moment since he had so nearly boxed
me in the stern.
At this the princess lost all patience, and taking the nurse by her hair she boxed
her ears soundly, crying out: "You shall tell me, you old witch, or I'll kill you.
For if he escape not at night we shall come on him in daytime, boxed
up and at our mercy.