Wragge (lulled by the narcotic influence of annotating circulars, and eating and drinking with an appetite sharpened by the captain's absence) withdrew to an arm-chair, and fell asleep in an attitude which would have caused her husband the acutest mental suffering; seven o'clock struck; the shadows of the summer evening lengthened stealthily on the gray pavement
and the brown house-walls -- and still the closed door opposite remained shut; still the one window open showed nothing but the black blank of the room inside, lifeless and changeless as if that room had been a tomb.
Far below me lay the brilliantly lighted streets, the hard pavements
, and death.
Let us have at him with a rush, to drive him from the pavement
and doorway: we can then get through into the town, and raise such an alarm as shall soon stay his shooting.
Everywhere are walls, walls, walls, and all of them tasteful and handsome--and eternally substantial; and everywhere are those marvelous pavements
, so neat, so smooth, and so indestructible.
It appeared that this was a great manufacturing place, where the people were engaged in making things, as though the West End, with its electric lamps, its vast plate-glass windows all shining yellow, its carefully-finished houses, and tiny live figures trotting on the pavement
, or bowled along on wheels in the road, was the finished work.
Whatever the creature was that had seized him, it apparently had a well-defined purpose in mind, for it walked directly toward the edge of the roof so that it was soon apparent to Tarzan that he was to be hurled to the pavement
below--a most efficacious manner of disposing of an intruder.
Here and there, an odd taxicab which had escaped the police orders came along with one lamp lit, only to be stopped in a few yards and escorted to the edge of the pavement
The carriage had scarcely stopped when she sprang out and crossed the pavement
in a few hasty steps.
AN Author saw a Labourer hammering stones into the pavement
of a street, and approaching him said:
, and covering the sidewalks, it lay there, spread out quite evenly, with only here and there a lump or mound of bodies to break the surface.
I wished to save her from the awkwardness, and as I hesitated what to do she looked up and our eyes happened to meet just as she was turning off the pavement
into the hotel doorway.
At the corner of the pavement
, in a short, stylish overcoat and a low-crowned fashionable hat, jauntily askew, with a smile that showed a gleam of white teeth and red lips, stood Stepan Arkadyevitch, radiant, young, and beaming.
Here he strikes the pavement
, and the attentive Deputy skirmishes at a rather wider range, as supposing that his head may be in requisition.
You have been a very tormenting one," he answered gloomily as he followed her out on to the pavement
Now and then a drowsy watchman's footsteps sounded on the pavement
, or the lamplighter on his rounds went flashing past, leaving behind a little track of smoke mingled with glowing morsels of his hot red link.