The fear of being discovered by one of the woman-servants in a part of the house with which she had no concern, warned her not to push her investigations on the bedroom floor
too far at starting.
He reported the fact to Herr Skopf, the proprietor, who at once made his way to the second floor
where he, too, pounded vigorously upon the door.
There was a movement of men turning and then a sudden stillness, as of their stiffening, for over in the corner on the wooden floor
there was really a round spot of pale light.
of the tunnel rose rapidly as I advanced, and a moment later the way came to an abrupt end before a heavy door.
The peasants and house serfs carrying out the things were treading heavily on the parquet floors
At the same instant the room filled with bowmen, and then the jeddak of Lothar sank senseless to the marble floor
A shudder passed through Peter, and he sat on the floor
A few ingots toppled from the higher tiers, a single piece of the rocky ceiling splintered off and crashed downward to the floor
, and the walls cracked, though they did not collapse.
The two before him saw that he was naked beneath the coat which he threw upon the floor
and then he slipped quickly from the trousers and stood there clothed only in his loin cloth.
Here he found a bench and a table standing upon the dirt floor
near the wall, and set in the wall several rings from which depended short lengths of chain.
Here, too, since she was to be eaten and since the taboo had no bearing upon one condemned to be cooked, the thin little Mary from the lazarette was tumbled trussed upon the floor
among the many blacks who had teased and mocked her for being fattened by Van Horn for the eating.
Several minutes passed, and, just as abruptly the apparition reappeared--not alone the head this time, but the entire sinuous form as it glided into the room and came to rest in the middle of the floor
I was conveniently deaf to him--reached the first floor
landing--and arrived at a door which shut off the whole staircase higher up; an iron door, as solid as if it belonged to a banker's strong-room, and guarded millions of money.
As for the once-desolate and disused ground floor
of the building, it was now transformed, by means of splendid dining-rooms, reception-rooms, billiard-rooms, and smoking-rooms, into a palace by itself.
He saw the rags rise higher and higher above him until at last they tumbled upon the floor
from the body of a naked man--a thin, a bony, a hideous caricature of man, that mouthed and mummed and, wabbling upon its weak and shaking legs, crumpled to the floor
again, still laughing--laughing horribly.