We discovered that it would be futile to attempt to cut away the bars and chains which held him prisoner, so, at his suggestion I returned to search the bodies on the floor above for keys to open the padlocks
of his cell and of his chains.
Ere I was puzzlin' and whackin' away at the padlock
, never noticing.
There is no one to mind the gate and let people through, and we've no key to the padlock
The corner of a small-plaited shirt-frill struggled out, as if insisting to show itself, from between his chin and the top button of his spencer; and the latter garment was not made low enough to conceal a long gold watch-chain, composed of a series of plain rings, which had its beginning at the handle of a gold repeater in Mr Nickleby's pocket, and its termination in two little keys: one belonging to the watch itself, and the other to some patent padlock
It was not only locked, but a staple had been put in, and it was fastened with a padlock
of curious design which he did not remember to have seen there before.
Besides what I have named, there was not another thing in that great, stone-vaulted, empty chamber but lockfast chests arranged along the wall and a corner cupboard with a padlock
He had a heavy padlock
put on the cupboard, but otherwise he was a model lodger, giving no trouble, and requiring practically no attendance.
A rusty padlock
was fastened on the door, ends of discoloured blinds and curtains flapped drearily against the half-opened upper windows, and the crooked holes cut in the closed shutters below, were black with the darkness of the inside.
I merely wish to say, that as a slight token of my gratitude for the honor done me, and as a means of promoting friendly relations between adjoining nations, I have set up a post office in the hedge in the lower corner of the garden, a fine, spacious building with padlocks
on the doors and every convenience for the mails, also the females, if I may be allowed the expression.
It was long, and wound about him like a tail; and it was made (for Scrooge observed it closely) of cash-boxes, keys, padlocks
, ledgers, deeds, and heavy purses wrought in steel.
On each side of the gate was a small window, not above six inches from the ground: into that on the left side, the king's smith conveyed four-score and eleven chains, like those that hang to a lady's watch in Europe, and almost as large, which were locked to my left leg with six-and-thirty padlocks
Where you like, provided that the place which you shall choose has iron shutters secured by padlocks
and a door that can be locked.
He must have been busy at it when I found him pretending to pack, if not far into that night, for it was a very perfect piece of work; and even as I stared without a word, and he crouched laughing in my face, an arm came squeezing out, keys in hand; one was turned in either of the two great padlocks
, the whole lid lifted, and out stepped Raffles like the conjurer he was.
That night the doors were again broken open, the padlocks
smashed, the books mutilated, and other disorders perpetrated.
There was no releasing of the ancient padlocks
in the time that was left him, so the ape-man called to them to follow him as they were, and, snatching the gun and cartridge belt from the dead sentry, he led the now happy band out through the village gate and into the forest upon the far side of the clearing.