Mr Swiveller, assenting, armed himself with his stool and the large ruler, and repaired with his employer to the scene of action, where Miss Brass was already ringing a hand-bell with all her might, and yet without producing the smallest effect upon their mysterious lodger.
While Mr Brass, with his eye curiously twisted into the keyhole, uttered these sounds as a means of attracting the lodger's attention, and while Miss Brass plied the hand-bell, Mr Swiveller put his stool close against the wall by the side of the door, and mounting on the top and standing bolt upright, so that if the lodger did make a rush, he would most probably pass him in its onward fury, began a violent battery with the ruler upon the upper panels of the door.
Coming up presently to the front room on the ground floor she took up some sewing, waiting for her lodgers to ring that she might take away the breakfast, which she meant to do herself, to discover what was the matter if possible.
A man she knew, one of the workmen employed at an adjoining villa, was passing by, and she begged him to come in and go upstairs with her; she feared something had happened to one of her lodgers.
We have no secrets from each other where lodgers
A little too much, I think,' Miss Bella reflected scornfully, 'to have Pa's lodger laying claim to me, and keeping eligible people off
Yet it was not so very long ago that Bella had been fluttered by the discovery that this same Secretary and lodger seem to like her.
A nice come-down for you, I must say, that was raised straight an' right, a-cuttin' up didoes with a lodger
There are tales of a mysterious tall man in a silk hat, who once came out of the sea-mists and apparently out of the sea, stepping softly across the sandy fields and through the small back garden at twilight, till he was heard talking to the lodger
at his open window.
Krook addresses a crazy little woman who is his female lodger
, who appears and vanishes in a breath, who soon returns accompanied by a testy medical man brought from his dinner, with a broad, snuffy upper lip and a broad Scotch tongue.
Katerina Ivanovna had herself seen to purchasing the provisions, with the help of one of the lodgers
, an unfortunate little Pole who had somehow been stranded at Madame Lippevechsel's.
Why, where are you going to squeeze lodgers
To the door of this, the twelfth house whose bell he had rung, came a housekeeper who made him think of an unwholesome, surfeited worm that had eaten its nut to a hollow shell and now sought to fill the vacancy with edible lodgers
Mr Verloc showed himself the most generous of lodgers
These rooms are tenanted by different people--by one, by two, or by three lodgers
as the case may be, but in this arrangement there is no sort of system, and the place is a perfect Noah's Ark.