When the girl leaves the old nest for one of her own building the hope chest goes with her as a valuable portion of her dowry.
"This is my room and this is my hope chest," she said proudly.
There's a fine place for the cage in my room—on my hope chest.
It was the last of the half dozen towels she had worked for Jessica's hope chest.
It used to be the practice for each young girl to have a "hope chest" into which she put linens, etc., against the wedding day.