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I swore I would settle that "perhaps," if I should break my neck for it; got me down upon my hands and knees; and as slowly as a snail, feeling before me every inch, and testing the solidity of every stone, I continued to ascend the stair.
When we got to the foot of the stairs, I asked Herbert whether he had preserved the name of Provis.
A sharp turning, and then a second one, brought them to the head of a short stair, from which they looked straight down upon the scene of the uproar.
When he ran down stairs and joined the lady he had left in the hall with his hat'--Miss Jenny began.
So they began to ascend the stairs, Dorothy and the Wizard first, Jim next, drawing the buggy, and then Zeb to watch that nothing happened to the harness.
In these old houses there are always strange noises at night--and they say the stairs here were made more than two hundred years since.
After which amazing speech, Nancy sprang to her feet, dashed out of the room, and went clattering down the stairs.
When she and her husband were together, a little later, she told the news from up stairs in greater detail.
More afraid of her husband at the moment than of the mysterious sound in the kitchen, Affery crept away as lightly and as quickly as she could, descended the kitchen stairs almost as rapidly as she had ascended them, resumed her seat before the fire, tucked up her skirt again, and finally threw her apron over her head.
Here Jones, having ordered a servant to show a room above stairs, was ascending, when the dishevelled fair, hastily following, was laid hold on by the master of the house, who cried, "Heyday, where is that beggar wench going?
He climbed the narrow stairs which led to his bedroom.
We will be down as soon as we can," said Jane; "but I dare say Kitty is forwarder than either of us, for she went up stairs half an hour ago.