In due time it backed up to the door with much gong-clanging, and the capable young medico, in his white linen coat, ready, active, confident, with his smooth face half debonair, half grim, danced up the steps.
The men voted her "the funniest and jolliest ever," but the sniffs on the top step and the lower step were implacable.
Mazarin came within three steps of D'Artagnan and pushed a spring in the wall; the slab turned and the orange tree resumed its place.
And with a movement of impatience he turned to retrace his steps.
Faint light filtered from above through occasional ventilating and lighting tubes, but it was scarce sufficient to enable my human eyes to cope with the darkness, and so I was forced to move with extreme care, feeling my way along step by step with a hand upon the wall beside me.
Be that as it may, it always seemed to me that I moved with greater speed and agility within Pellucidar than upon the outer surface--there was a certain airy lightness of step that was most pleasing, and a feeling of bodily detachment which I can only compare with that occasionally experienced in dreams.
Tarzan grasped his spear more firmly and ascended the steps
As he spoke, the steps
which had been coming nearer sounded loudly on the passage, and a very stout, portly man in a gray suit strode heavily into the room.
Besides the two drunken men he had met on the steps
, a group consisting of about five men and a girl with a concertina had gone out at the same time.
But this time Milady lent a more attentive ear than the first, and she heard their steps
die away in the distance of the corridor.
So saying, he threw aside the rose that he had been holding all this time, thrust his sword back into the scabbard, and, with a more hasty step
than he had yet used, stepped to the roadside where grew the little clump of ground oaks Robin had spoken of.
With the self-satisfaction of a man on parade, he stepped lightly with his muscular legs as if sailing along, stretching himself to his full height without the smallest effort, his ease contrasting with the heavy tread of the soldiers who were keeping step
up here, Dick, and let me see your tongue.
Sometimes the crags and promontories forced them upon the narrow riband of ice that bordered the shore; sometimes they had to scramble over vast masses of rock which had tumbled from the impending precipices; sometimes they had to cross the stream upon the hazardous bridges of ice and snow, sinking to the knee at every step
; sometimes they had to scale slippery acclivities, and to pass along narrow cornices, glazed with ice and sleet, a shouldering wall of rock on one side, a yawning precipice on the other, where a single false step
would have been fatal.
I dare say) and taken with fresh claps of fear at every second step
and every bolt and bar.