By this time Sandy had built a blanket canopy over the crib
, and every- thing was ready.
To this crib
I always took my doll; human beings must love something, and, in the dearth of worthier objects of affection, I contrived to find a pleasure in loving and cherishing a faded graven image, shabby as a miniature scarecrow.
He'll crack a crib
in Scotland one week, and be raising money to build an orphanage in Cornwall the next.
As Peepy cried for me to take him to bed, I carried him upstairs, where the young woman with the flannel bandage charged into the midst of the little family like a dragon and overturned them into cribs
You knew exactly what lines would come to your turn to construe, and with the crib
that passed from hand to hand you could find out all you wanted in two minutes; you could hold a Latin Grammar open on your knees while questions were passing round; and Winks never noticed anything odd in the fact that the same incredible mistake was to be found in a dozen different exercises.
The smallest skeleton was given but passing attention, as its location, in the crib
, left no doubt as to its having been the infant offspring of this unhappy couple.
I have ordered her crib
to be placed in your room, and if you will be so kind as to overlook her washing and dressing, and take charge of her clothes, she need have nothing further to do with the nursery maid.
All night he lay there, alternately unconscious and painfully sentient; and in the latter state watching with savage hatred the lurid flames which still rose from burning crib
and hay cock.
Nothing had been disturbed; there were the table, the bed, and the little crib
built by his father--the shelves and cupboards just as they had stood for ever twenty-three years--just as he had left them nearly two years before.
The walls were wainscoted half-way up, the wainscot being covered with green baize, the remainder with a bright- patterned paper, on which hung three or four prints of dogs' heads; Grimaldi winning the Aylesbury steeple-chase; Amy Robsart, the reigning Waverley beauty of the day; and Tom Crib
, in a posture of defence, which did no credit to the science of that hero, if truly represented.
On the twenty-fifth of April, and the eighteenth of June, the days of marriage and widowhood, she kept her room entirely, consecrating them (and we do not know how many hours of solitary night-thought, her little boy sleeping in his crib
by her bedside) to the memory of that departed friend.
Agafea Mihalovna went out on tiptoe; the nurse let down the blind, chased a fly out from under the muslin canopy of the crib
, and a bumblebee struggling on the window-frame, and sat down waving a faded branch of birch over the mother and the baby.