Long Jack, a basket at his feet and mittens on his hands, faced Uncle Salters at the table, and Harvey stared at the pitchfork and the tub
These were The Battle of the Books and A Tale of a Tub
. The Battle of the Books rose out of a silly quarrel in which Sir William Temple had taken part as to whether the ancient or the modern writers were the best.
Queen of my tub
, I merrily sing, While the white foam rises high, And sturdily wash and rinse and wring, And fasten the clothes to dry.
The trooper, without remarking on this welcome, follows into the musical-instrument shop, where the lady places her tub of greens upon the counter, and having shaken hands with him, rests her arms upon it.
George in the face with a head of greens and taking her tub into the little room behind the shop.
Bucketful by bucketful, from the tap at the sink in the corner, he filled a large galvanized-iron tub. At sound of the running water the dogs began whimpering and yelping and moaning.
They lay in collapse all about the room, but every little while one or another would crawl over to the tub and try to drink more.
At this Natasha dashed swiftly among the flower tubs and hid there.
She grew confused, glanced round, and, seeing the doll she had thrown down on one of the tubs, picked it up.
Exploring, however, one of the side wings of the gallery, after making a sign to Porthos to explore the other, he saw, all at once, at his left, a tub containing an orange tree, which had been pushed out of its place and in its place an open aperture.
Ten men would have found difficulty in moving that tub, but by some mechanical contrivance it had turned with the flagstone on which it rested.
And in the end, when the bath-tub and the stationary tubs
were installed and in working order, he could scarcely tear himself away from the contemplation of what his hands had wrought.