There was but one room below the attic which Maggie had left unsearched; it was the storeroom, where her mother kept all her linen and all the precious "best things" that were only unwrapped and brought out on special occasions.
One of the linen chests was open; the silver teapot was unwrapped from its many folds of paper, and the best china was laid out on the top of the closed linen-chest; spoons and skewers and ladles were spread in rows on the shelves; and the poor woman was shaking her head and weeping, with a bitter tension of the mouth, over the mark, "Elizabeth Dodson," on the corner of some tablecloths she held in her lap.
We went into Duckford's dry-goods store, and Chris unwrapped
all his presents and showed them to me something for each of the six younger than himself, even a rubber pig for the baby.
Then she felt for the little piece of wood; but when she unwrapped
the cloth it was not there, and she saw she had lost the gift of the good stars.
The shaggy man took the Love Magnet from his pocket and unwrapped
the paper that surrounded it.
"Here, eat a bit, sir," said he, resuming his former respectful tone as he unwrapped
and offered Pierre some baked potatoes.
Carefully he unwrapped
it, removing layer after layer of leaves until at length he held a photograph in his hand.
"Have I though," the man answered penitently, "I didn't go for to do it." As he spoke he unwrapped
the grey shawl and extricated a pretty little girl of about five years of age, whose dainty shoes and smart pink frock with its little linen apron all bespoke a mother's care.
his pack and the first thing he did was to count his matches.
And she brought it out and unwrapped
it before the men.
Not as a miser had he collected these heads, and not as a miser counting his secret hoard did he ponder these heads, unwrapped
, held in his two hands or lying on his knees.
Rugs enough to stock a bazaar, furs of all the beasts of the forest, and scarves of all the colours of the rainbow were unwrapped
one by one, till they revealed something resembling the human form; the form of a friendly, but foreign-looking old gentleman, with a grey goat-like beard and a beaming smile, who rubbed his big fur gloves together.