He had entered by the open window at the extremity of the 'off-turning' gallery; he had passed Frederic Larsan's door
and mine, had turned to the right, and had entered Mademoiselle Stangerson's room.
Mrs Brooks, thinking that the speaker was coming to rush out of the door
, hastily retreated down the stairs.
I could find no bell or other method of making my presence known to the inmates of the place, unless a small round role in the wall near the door
was for that purpose.
She walked round and looked closely at that side of the orchard wall, but she only found what she had found before--that there was no door
On an upper hall a door
was opened and a collection of heads peered curiously out, watching her.
My eyes were fixed on the bronze handle of the fencing-room door
as if it were something alive.
Mademoiselle," I said, "it is absolutely necessary, that you should open that door
She gave me a friendly smack on the shoulder which nearly knocked me down--relapsed, the instant after, into her leaden stolidity of look and manner and led the way out by the front door
He then turned to the left, down a corridor which had escaped the attention of the two friends, but as he opened the door
he paused, as if in thought.
Waiting there he heard the party approach the building, he heard someone at the entrance to his hiding place, and then he heard the door
past which he had come slam to.
These, together with the feeling that they were now the last men in the jail, so worked upon and stimulated the besiegers, that in an incredibly short space of time they forced the strong grate down below, which was formed of iron rods two inches square, drove in the two other doors
, as if they had been but deal partitions, and stood at the end of the gallery with only a bar or two between them and the cells.
And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain Thrilled me -- filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before; So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating "'Tis some visiter entreating entrance at my chamber door
-- Some late visiter entreating entrance at my chamber door
; -- This it is, and nothing more.