The place seemed silent and deserted, so he took the opportunity of concealing himself near the spot whence he had seen Oolanga trying to investigate whatever was concealed behind the iron door
. He waited, perfectly still, and at last saw a gleam of white passing soundlessly through the undergrowth.
Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer, "Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore; But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping, And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door
, That I scarce was sure I heard you " -- here I opened wide the door
; Darkness there and nothing more.
Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly, Though its answer little meaning--little relevancy bore; For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door-- Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door
, With such name as "Nevermore."
'at the door
, that lifted my ball for me out of the spring this morning: I told him that he should live with me here, thinking that he could never get out of the spring; but there he is at the door
, and he wants to come in.'
"That is another point (replied he;) We must not pretend to determine on what motive the person may knock--tho' that someone DOES rap at the door
, I am partly convinced."
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.
O yes, I have lost him now--again because of--you!" In writhing, with her head on the chair, she turned her face towards the door
, and Mrs Brooks could see the pain upon it; and that her lips were bleeding from the clench of her teeth upon them, and that the long lashes of her closed eyes stuck in wet tags to her cheeks.
Presently the door
commenced to recede before me until it had sunk into the wall fifty feet, then it stopped and slid easily to the left, exposing a short, narrow corridor of concrete, at the further end of which was another door
, similar in every respect to the one I had just passed.
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
Pierre did not understand a word, but the conviction that all this had to be grew stronger, and he meekly followed Anna Mikhaylovna who was already opening a door
received a kick of exasperation from within and the woman lurched heavily out on the sidewalk.
I was pretty certain that he could have heard nothing of our whispers, the room was too big for that and the door