Came the crate. Because Del Mar brought it into the baggage-room, Michael was suspicious of it.
Next, the crate was carried out to an express wagon and loaded in along with a number of trunks.
The crate was not quite so long as Michael, so that he was compelled to stand with the end of his nose pressing against the end of the crate.
At the railroad station, the crate was handled, not with deliberate roughness, but with such carelessness that it half- slipped out of a baggage-man's hands, capsized sidewise, and was caught when it was past the man's knees but before it struck the cement floor.
Then the rope was removed, and he was flung into a cagelike crate.
Why were they keeping him pent up in this narrow crate? He did not know why, but he felt oppressed by the vague sense of impending calamity.
But the saloon-keeper let him alone, and in the morning four men entered and picked up the crate. More tormentors, Buck decided, for they were evil-looking creatures, ragged and unkempt; and he stormed and raged at them through the bars.
Merryweather perched himself upon a crate, with a very injured expression upon his face, while Holmes fell upon his knees upon the floor and, with the lantern and a magnifying lens, began to examine minutely the cracks between the stones.
The crate upon which I sit contains 2,000 napoleons packed between layers of lead foil.
I shall stand behind this crate, and do you conceal yourselves behind those.
DOUGLASS could be persuaded to conse- crate
his time and talents to the promotion of the anti-slavery enterprise, a powerful impetus would be given to it, and a stunning blow at the same time inflicted on northern prejudice against a colored complexion.
And there's the old club, getting put into a crate
for the Jubilee; by Jove, Bunny, we ought to be there.