So I told his lie with unction at my bank, and made due arrangements for the reception of his chest next morning.
For my own part, I must confess that its weight concerned me less than the vast size of that infernal chest, as I drove with it past club and park at ten o'clock in the morning.
"That is a curious old chest, is not it?" said Miss Tilney, as Catherine hastily closed it and turned away to the glass.
A glance at the old chest, as she turned away from this examination, was not without its use; she scorned the causeless fears of an idle fancy, and began with a most happy indifference to prepare herself for bed.
"Oodles and oodles of it, gold and gold and better than gold, in cask and chest
, in cask and chest
, a fathom under the sand," the Ancient Mariner assured him in beneficent cackles.
The veteran hoisted one end of the lumbering sea chest on the gunwale of the boat, and seized the handle at the other end to lift it in, when the motion propelled the boat from the shore, the chest slipped off from the gunwale, and, sinking into the waves, pulled the veteran headlong after it.
For aught I know he has gone to sea once more on his chest, and may land to bother some people on the other side of the world; though it's a thousand pities," added he, "if he has gone to Davy Jones's locker, that he had not left his own locker behind him."
Next we seated ourselves, leaning our backs against the three stone chests
which contained the priceless treasure.
For a while, he doubted whether there were any hidden chest
of gold, and, in that case, whether he was so exceedingly wise to tear the house down, only to be convinced of its non-existence.
When they had a trench of ample size to bury the chest
, Tarrant suggested that they enlarge it and inter Snipes' body on top of the chest
Caswall came to the conclusion that there had been some sort of dual action of his mind, which might lead to some catastrophe or some discovery of his secret plans; so he resolved to forgo for a while the pleasure of making discoveries regarding the chest
. To this end, he applied himself to quite another matter--an investigation of the other treasures and rare objects in his collections.
From the chest
he drew a coil of rope and a big bundle of canvas, and with these--still humming his song--he rigged up a sail, arranging it so it could be raised or lowered upon the mast.
In the workshop Bududreen and his men had easily located the chest
. Dragging it into the north campong the Malay was about to congratulate himself upon the ease with which the theft had been accomplished when one of his fellows declared his intention of going to the house for the purpose of dispatching Professor Maxon, lest the influence of his evil eye should overtake them with some terrible curse when the loss of the chest
should be discovered.
Here you, matey," he cried to the man who trundled the barrow; "bring up alongside and help up my chest
. I'll stay here a bit," he continued.
And suddenly the door creaked and flew open, and a great heavy chest
was pushed in, and behind it came the step-daughter, radiant and beautiful, in a dress all glittering with silver and gold.