was as wooden and solid as need be, and Affery went straight down it without any of those deviations peculiar to dreams.
Sparsit, in her chamber window, resting from her packing operations, looked towards her great staircase
and saw Louisa still descending.
Another group of characters had now partly descended the staircase
said he, "good and honorable pavement of Paris, cursed staircase
, fit to put the angels of Jacob's ladder out of breath
At the same moment, whilst D'Artagnan was leaning over the aperture to listen, a metallic sound, as if some one was moving a bag of gold, struck on his ear; he started; instantly afterward a door opened and a light played upon the staircase
A fearful cry, followed by a violent blow against the door, made the whole staircase
resound with the echo.
Such a staircase
, with its accessories, in the older and more crowded parts of Paris, would be bad enough now; but, at that time, it was vile indeed to unaccustomed and unhardened senses.
Tilney, must be, as certainly as her memory could guide her, exactly over this suspected range of cells, and the staircase
by the side of those apartments of which she had caught a transient glimpse, communicating by some secret means with those cells, might well have favoured the barbarous proceedings of her husband.
Rosa then abruptly drew back from the door, and ran to meet old Gryphus, who made his appearance at the top of the staircase
Hurrying to get out of the room, he banged his forehead against a hat-peg and gave himself a huge bump; then, suddenly stepping back, he skinned his arm on the screen, near the piano; he tried to lean on the piano, but the lid fell on his hands and crushed his fingers; he rushed out of the office like a madman, slipped on the staircase
and came down the whole of the first flight on his back.
The latter replied by springing up the dark staircase
They went over a tolerably large ground-floor; a second floor consisted of a salon, a bathroom, and two bedrooms; near one of the bedrooms they came to a winding staircase
that led down to the garden.