At the request of Usher, I personally aided him in the arrangements for the temporary entombment.
A striking similitude between the brother and sister now first arrested my attention; and Usher, divining, perhaps, my thoughts, murmured out some few words from which I learned that the deceased and himself had been twins, and that sympathies of a scarcely intelligible nature had always existed between them.
said I, shudderingly, to Usher, as I led him, with a gentle violence, from the window to a seat.
Completely unnerved, I leaped to my feet; but the measured rocking movement of Usher was undisturbed.
It was the work of the rushing gust--but then without those doors there DID stand the lofty and enshrouded figure of the lady Madeline of Usher.
Her decease," he said, with a bitterness which I can never forget, "would leave him (him the hopeless and the frail) the last of the ancient race of the Ushers.
I reckon you'll be shocked," replied Greywood Usher, "as I know you don't cotton to the march of science in these matters.
It did in this case, as I'll show you," went on Usher positively.
Well, this one wasn't," said Usher, throwing the papers about.
The moment before Greywood Usher had been coming to the conclusion that Father Brown might possibly be mad.
See here, old man Usher," shouted the being in the red handkerchief, "I'm getting tired.
The eminent Usher was regarding the bellowing monster with an amazement which had dried up all other sentiments.
I reckon the Cosmos is cracked," said Usher, and fell asprawl in his round office chair.
The whole discipline of the school out of lesson hours was in the hands of the two ushers, one of whom was always with the boys in their playground, in the school, at meals--in fact, at all times and every where, till they were fairly in bed at night.
The fame of this exploit having spread to the other rooms, and being discredited there, the young necromancer declared that the same wonder would appear in all the rooms in turn, which it accordingly did; and the whole circumstances having been privately reported to one of the ushers as usual, that functionary, after listening about at the doors of the rooms, by a sudden descent caught the performer in his night-shirt, with a box of phosphorus in his guilty hand.