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  • He had a savings-box -- he used to call it his 'book-box' -- and he would always drop in every spare penny he had for books till he'd got a few shillings, and then he would buy what he called 'classics.'

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

  • In a small back closet, window opposite to door, and both always open, I had soon got a table wedged to fixity, had set on end my book-box, changing it to a book-press, and adjusted myself to work, quite tolerably all along, though feeling as if tied up in a rack.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Small blame to him if life seemed to have lost its landmarks, and things round him to be "all nohow," as he sat down in some bare hall upon a schoolfellow's book-box (wondering whether he should ever see his own), to while away with a story-book the listless interval before bed-time, under the niggard light of a smoking lamp, or a candle flickering in the draught.

    Uppingham by the Sea a Narrative of the Year at Borth

  • With that the book-box came down a great bump on the pavement, and presently both were in the hall, the one on the top of the other.

    Mary Marston

  • It was a grown-up book, that I read once -- long ago, 'said Dolores, who had in her mother's time been allowed a pretty free range of' book-box. '

    The Two Sides of the Shield

  • And then, of course, in Steve’s backpack were the three items indispensable to all detectives—a notebook, flashlight, and magnifying glass—plus his secret book-box, which Steve had made himself by hollowing out the middle of an old copy of the Guinness Book of World Records.

    The Ghostwriter Secret

  • What she had done in the breakfast room, she did or helped to do in the other parts of the house; she unpacked boxes and put away clothes and linen, in which Hugh was her excellent helper; she arranged her uncle's dressing-table with a scrupulosity that left nothing uncared-for; and the last thing before tea she and Hugh dived into the book-box to get out some favourite volumes to lay upon the table in the evening, that the room might not look to her uncle quite so dismally bare.

    Queechy

  • What she had done in the breakfast room she did or helped to do in the other parts of the house; she unpacked boxes and put away clothes and linen, in which Hugh was her excellent helper; she arranged her uncle's dressing-table with a scrupulosity that left nothing uncared-for; -- and the last thing before tea she and Hugh dived into the book-box to get out some favourite volumes to lay upon the table in the evening, that the room might not look to her uncle quite so dismally bare.

    Queechy

  • What she had done in the breakfast-room, she did or helped to do in the other parts of the house; she unpacked boxes and put away clothes and linen, in which Hugh was her excellent helper; she arranged her uncle's dressing-table with a scrupulosity that left nothing uncared-for; and the last thing before tea she and Hugh dived into the book-box to get out some favourite volumes to lay upon the table in the evening, that the room might not look to her uncle quite so dismally bare.

    Queechy, Volume I

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