There were jam pots and paper bags
, and mountains of chopped grass from the mowing machine
All was wild and solitary, and one might have declared it a scene untrodden by the foot of man, but for the telegraph posts and small piles of broken "macadam" at punctual intervals, and the ginger-beer bottles and paper bags
of local confectioners that lent an air of civilisation to the road.
Why, I've seen Kentuckians who hated whiskey, Virginians who weren't descended from Pocahontas, Indianians who hadn't written a novel, Mexicans who didn't wear velvet trousers with silver dollars sewed along the seams, funny Englishmen, spendthrift Yankees, cold-blooded Southerners, narrow- minded Westerners, and New Yorkers who were too busy to stop for an hour on the street to watch a one-armed grocer's clerk do up cranberries in paper bags
. Let a man be a man and don't handicap him with the label of any section."
Some of them had been lounging in the rain until the gate should open; others, who had timed their arrival with greater nicety, were coming up now, and passing in with damp whitey-brown paper bags
from the grocers, loaves of bread, lumps of butter, eggs, milk, and the like.
Releasing one of her arms, she put it down in her pocket to the elbow, and brought out some paper bags
of cakes which she crammed into my pockets, and a purse which she put into my hand, but not one word did she say.
Let's go and get them." They walked to the counter piled with little paper bags
, and each simultaneously produced a shilling and pressed it upon the young lady, who did not know whether to oblige the lady or the gentleman, but decided, from conventional reasons, that it was the part of the gentleman to pay.
Jellyby's caps, letters, tea, forks, odd boots and shoes of children, firewood, wafers, saucepan-lids, damp sugar in odds and ends of paper bags
, footstools, blacklead brushes, bread, Mrs.
Mademoiselle offered Edna some chocolates in a paper bag
, which she took from her pocket, by way of showing that she bore no ill feeling.
In the little paths among the seed beds she stood holding a paper bag
in her hand.
Beyond sat a pair of humble lovers, artlessly holding each other by the hand, a somber spinster eating peppermints out of a paper bag
, and an old gentleman taking his preparatory nap behind a yellow bandanna.
To him entered a remarkable creature with a brown paper bag
over its head.
A large paper bag
in his right hand fell to the sidewalk.