Then he unlocked the copper chest and lifted the lid, and Dorothy saw it was full of shining tools
of all sorts and shapes.
However, this set me on rummaging for clothes, of which I found enough, but took no more than I wanted for present use, for I had others things which my eye was more upon - as, first, tools
to work with on shore.
But it is with such tools
that I must work; and for whose advantage?
"You removed this stone very carelessly; but I suppose you had no tools
to aid you."
The thing failed this time, however, so the boys shouldered their tools
and went away feeling that they had not trifled with fortune, but had fulfilled all the requirements that be- long to the business of treasure-hunting.
"Let it alone, will you?" Adam called out, laying down his tools
, striding up to Ben, and seizing his right shoulder.
He handled the tools
as if he liked the feel of them; and when he planed, his hands went back and forth over the boards in an eager, beneficent way as if he were blessing them.
They desired some dried goat- skins for beds and covering, which were given them; and upon giving their words that they would not disturb the rest, or injure any of their plantations, they gave them hatchets, and what other tools
they could spare; some peas, barley, and rice, for sowing; and, in a word, anything they wanted, except arms and ammunition.
"I'll have it ready in little or no time," he said, bustling and packing away his tools
. "You may go to my room to brush up and rest yourself.
We passed through one of the town gates, and went about three miles into the country, where I saw many labourers working with several sorts of tools
in the ground, but was not able to conjecture what they were about: neither did observe any expectation either of corn or grass, although the soil appeared to be excellent.
It was this adventure in wood-working and plumbing that brought about the building of the little workshop, where he slowly gathered a collection of loved tools
. And he, who in the old days, out of his millions, could purchase immediately whatever he might desire, learned the new joy of the possession that follows upon rigid economy and desire long delayed.
will make a man a skilled workman, or master of defence, nor be of any use to him who has not learned how to handle them, and has never bestowed any attention upon them.