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He procured a packing-case from the woodpile in the cellar, fitted
And they didn't sing any hymns about milk and honey and Canaan, either; no, sir, it was a very different anthem, plunked out on a banjo by a young chap in a striped vest, with his girl dancing impromptu on a packing-case, and everyone thumping the tailboards-I daresay you know the tune well enough, although it was new then, but I'll be bound you don't know the words the Forty-Niners sang:
He perched on a packing-case, cradling his knee, and gave me his quizzy look.
A huge packing-case affair, complete with exposed struts and sacking was, according to pictorial hints in the programme, supposed to evoke the Wailing Wall or the ruins of Kabul or Palmyra.
He seated himself on his packing-case again, blowing smoke-rings and watching them hang motionless in that windless cavern, while my skin crawled.
The marking was done in the same way as in 81º S., with this difference, that here the pieces of packing-case had small, dark blue strips of cloth fastened to the top, which made them easier to see.
Between 82º and 81º we came into our old marks of the second depot journey; on that trip we had marked this distance with splinters of packing-case at every geographical mile.
The small pieces of packing-case that had been used as marks on each side of the depot could be seen a long way off.
The cross-marking of the depot was done with sixty splinters of black packing-case on each side, with 100 paces between each.
A packing-case — a coffin, perhaps — took the place of a commode, a butter-pot served for a drinking-fountain, a straw mattress served for a bed, the floor served instead of tables and chairs.