"Well, in almost every room," answered Nancy, frowning suddenly at the thought of that bare little attic room where there was no carpet.
They have carpets in every room and ice-cream Sundays.
It was a pine wood, with so thick and soft a carpet
of brown needles that one's footfall made no more sound than if he were treading on wool; the tree-trunks were as round and straight and smooth as pillars, and stood close together; they were bare of branches to a point about twenty-five feet above-ground, and from there upward so thick with boughs that not a ray of sunlight could pierce through.
Dorothy knew at once it was a magic carpet she beheld, and her heart beat high with hope and joy as she realized she was soon to be rescued and allowed to greet her dearly beloved friends of Oz--the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion.
As soon as the last bit of desert was passed and all the procession, from the beautiful and dainty Ozma to the last soldier, had reached the grassy meadows of the Land of Ev, the magic carpet rolled itself together and entirely disappeared.
Sam was sitting with his eyes fixed upon the dust-heap outside the next gate to that by which the groom had disappeared, profoundly turning over in his mind the difficulties of his present undertaking, when the gate opened, and a female servant came out into the lane to shake some bedside carpets
The softest carpets
and rugs covered the floors; rich and tasteful draperies hung at doors and windows.
At a sufficiently delicate sign, the police gathered round the large man to lead him away; but their unobtrusiveness was somewhat staggered by the remarkable appearance of Father Brown, who was on his hands and knees on the carpet
in the doorway, as if engaged in some kind of undignified prayers.
You see that stain on the carpet
. Well, a great deal must have soaked through, must it not?"
Don't you see what confounded work you're making of the carpet
?' (the carpet
was a plain brown drugget).
The sound that disturbed me was the faintest sound imaginable, as of something soft and light traveling slowly over the surface of the carpet
, and brushing it just loud enough to be heard.
I walked with infinite precaution on the carpet
of the gallery.
The seventh apartment was closely shrouded in black velvet tapestries that hung all over the ceiling and down the walls, falling in heavy folds upon a carpet
of the same material and hue.
It is really a good room, very nicely furnished and carpeted
. The young fellow has by no means been unhappy there; the best lodging the Bastile affords has been his.
They looked under the mat; they looked under all the carpets
; they looked in all the cupboards and drawers and lockers--in the big chests in the ship's dining-room; they looked everywhere.