He had said nothing after throwing the stick, but she had seen him taking his keys
again and laying his right hand on the money.
Boxtel at first entertained an idea of stealing the key
, but it soon occurred to him, not only that it would be exceedingly difficult to abstract it from her pocket, but also that, when she perceived her loss, she would not leave her room until the lock was changed, and then Boxtel's first theft would be useless.
Before she slept that night Magdalen had cleaned the keys
from all impurities, and had oiled the wards, to help them smoothly into the locks.
He stands the candle on the chimney-piece in the clerk's hall and taps his dry cheek with the key
as he addresses these words of welcome to Mademoiselle Hortense.
He drops his two keys
back into his pocket one by one, and buttons them up; he takes his dinner-bundle from the chair-back on which he hung it when he came in; he distributes the weight he carries, by tying the third key
up in it, as though he were an Ostrich, and liked to dine off cold iron; and he gets out of the room, deigning no word of answer.
At last, Samuel came in, not with the keys
, but with a morsel of paper for me.
He then threw my keys
into my lap, saying, - 'There
When Fouquet had satisfied himself that Baisemeaux had reached the bottom of the staircase, he inserted the key
in the first lock.
Musing on these things the girl put the key
in the pocket of her dress and then slowly drew on her shoes and stockings, which the sun had fully dried.
I looked for the key
, but it was not in the lock, and I could not find it anywhere.
Then he noticed that the key
had been left in the lock.
that lay there on the table before him was the key
to that very lock.