The strong-room, however, had been opened, and it is feared the raid on the chests
of plate and other valuables may prove to have been only too successful, in view of the Easter exodus, which the thieves had evidently taken into account.
Her habit therefore was thrown off with all possible haste, and she was preparing to unpin the linen package, which the chaise-seat had conveyed for her immediate accommodation, when her eye suddenly fell on a large high chest
, standing back in a deep recess on one side of the fireplace.
As long as you keep up your end, I'll sail with you to the Pit 'n' back an' watch you sweatin' the casks 'n' chests
out of the sand.
The negro servant was summoned, and shortly afterwards was seen assisting the veteran to lug the ponderous sea chest
Against the wall of this recess were placed three stone chests
, each about two feet square.
He went to others of the chests
, only to find still further stores of precious stones.
"Because he could not spend it," said Tabitha; "for as often as he went to unlock the chest
, the Old Scratch came behind and caught his arm.
The men jumped out and lifted the great chest
to the sand.
In its usual place on the strong table stood the great steel-hooped chest
without lock or key.
Then he unlocked the copper chest
and lifted the lid, and Dorothy saw it was full of shining tools of all sorts and shapes.
had belonged to his father and his father's father, and it had always been rather a solemn business to visit it.
There was no single one who would not betray his best friend for a handful of silver, nor any but was inwardly hoping and scheming to the end that he might alone possess both the chest
and the girl.