At last she set her basket
down on a doorstep, and began arranging the old, faded shawl which covered her shoulders.
Lucy directly drew her work table near her and reseated herself with an alacrity and cheerfulness which seemed to infer that she could taste no greater delight than in making a filigree basket
for a spoilt child.
She bade me follow her to various shops, and when my basket
was quite full we returned to this house, when you had the goodness to permit me to remain, for which I shall be eternally grateful.
I cannot draw you a picture of Peter and Benjamin underneath the basket
, because it was quite dark, and because the smell of onions was fearful; it made Peter Rabbit and little Benjamin cry.
Gervais, followed by Grimaud, who carried the basket
, ignorant of where he was going but in the passive obedience which Athos had taught him not even thinking of asking.
cried I; for the black neck of a bottle had popped out of the basket
for verily the Philistines have either still hold upon the basket
, or the Lord hath softened their hearts to place therein a beast of good weight
However, he kept fast hold, and led her in; and the cover of the basket
came off, so that the meats in it fell about.
Now take up that basket
, and goo on to Marlott, and when you've come to The Pure Drop Inn, tell 'em to send a horse and carriage to me immed'ately, to carry me hwome.
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
THE FLOWER GIRL [subsiding into a brooding melancholy over her basket
, and talking very low-spiritedly to herself] I'm a good girl, I am.
So I shall wait till the spring comes, and then I shall pay him a visit, and he will be able to give me a large basket
of primroses and that will make him so happy.