I have all Herr Teufelsdrockh's affection for attics.
You start in the attic and work your way down to the first floor.
The most extraordinary attic I ever came across was one a friend and I once shared many years ago.
But our attic, unique though it was, had by no means exhausted the architect's sense of humor.
When we reside in an attic we enjoy a supper of fried fish and stout.
They even fetched a candle, and looked inside a clothes chest in one of the attics.
They both heard a curious roly-poly noise under the attic floor.
Did we not hear a roly-poly noise in the attic when we were looking into that chest?
Sure enough the roly-poly noise was still going on quite distinctly under the attic floor
I left the breakfast-table, and as I ascended the stair I met him coming down with an old rusty key, which must have belonged to the attic, in one hand, and a small brass box, like a cashbox, in the other.
When my father took over the Horsham property, he, at my request, made a careful examination of the attic, which had been always locked up.
For the rest, there was nothing of much importance in the attic save a great many scattered papers and note-books bearing upon my uncle's life in America.
He had not been installed more than three days in his attic
before all his doubts were removed.
He must have known that the attic
was inhabited by Daddy Jacques, and that was one of the reasons, I think, why he must have used a quiet weapon,--a life-preserver, or a hammer.
Amelie rose, took an easel which stood near hers, carried it to a distance from the noble group, and placed it close to a board partition which separated the studio from the extreme end of the attic
, where all broken casts, defaced canvases and the winter supply of wood were kept.