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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.
Well, as I advanced, it seemed to me the stair grew airier and a thought more lightsome; and I was wondering what might be the cause of this change, when a second blink of the summer lightning came and went.
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.
When we got to the foot of the stairs, I asked Herbert whether he had preserved the name of Provis.
He rose from the couch and left the chamber, while Alleyne could hear his feet sounding upon the winding stair.
Partridge, though not much addicted to battle, would not however stand still when his friend was attacked; nor was he much displeased with that part of the combat which fell to his share; he therefore returned my landlady's blows as soon as he received them: and now the fight was obstinately maintained on all parts, and it seemed doubtful to which side Fortune would incline, when the naked lady, who had listened at the top of the stairs to the dialogue which preceded the engagement, descended suddenly from above, and without weighing the unfair inequality of two to one, fell upon the poor woman who was boxing with Partridge; nor did that great champion desist, but rather redoubled his fury, when he found fresh succours were arrived to his assistance.
Kitty and I are going up stairs to sit in my dressing room.
Its footfalls as it remounted the stairs were rapid, heavy and loud; they shook the house.
The report from the revolver made a deafening noise; but the man continued his flight down the stairs.