For some time afterwards, while I proudly pictured her showing this and similar articles to all who felt an interest in me, she was really concealing them fearfully in a bandbox
on the garret stair.
i make a leg for captain ahab, and he wears it like a gentleman; but I make a bandbox
for Queequeg, and he wont put his head into it.
The street-car conductors and drivers wore pretty uniforms which seemed to be just out of the bandbox
, and their manners were as fine as their clothes.
"I am glad I bought my bonnet, if it is only for the fun of having another bandbox
! Well, now let us be quite comfortable and snug, and talk and laugh all the way home.
On the floor beside her stood his old valise and a bandbox
wrapped in newspapers.
And it was really a pleasure--from the first opening of the bandbox
, where everything smelt of lavender and rose-leaves, to the clasping of the small coral necklace that fitted closely round her little white neck.
There were not wanting matters of conversation when they reached the street, for it turned out that Miss Snevellicci had a small basket to carry home, and Miss Ledrook a small bandbox
, both containing such minor articles of theatrical costume as the lady performers usually carried to and fro every evening.
The houses on each side of this bandbox
are tall, and I discovered later that it had once been an open passage to the back gardens.
They sing "Home, Sweet Home" in ragtime; they carry their lares et penates in a bandbox
; their vine is entwined about a picture hat; a rubber plant is their fig tree.
"You'll go in and say good-by to Miss Pinkerton, Becky!" said Miss Jemima to a young lady of whom nobody took any notice, and who was coming downstairs with her own bandbox
'There's a bandbox
. Throw in what you want, and we'll be off directly.'
The streets were crowded, for it was the day of Pentecost, and the crowd looked in wonder at these two cavaliers; one as fresh as if he had come out of a bandbox
, the other so covered with dust that he looked as if he had but just come off a field of battle.