But I was too quick for it, and so, half hopping, half flying, it scurried down another corridor with me close upon its heels.
Of a sudden it turned into an apartment on the right of the corridor, and an instant later as I rushed in I found myself facing two of the Mahars.
At the bottom of a flight of narrow steps the corridor turned sharply back upon itself, immediately making another turn in the original direction, so that at that point it formed a perfect letter S, the top leg of which debouched suddenly into a large chamber, illy lighted, and the floor of which was completely covered by venomous snakes and loathsome reptiles.
The simple fact that we had found no reptiles in the corridor through which we had just come was sufficient assurance that they did not venture there.
Stepping boldly into the corridor
, I saw that it was now empty save for the single sentry before the emperor's door.
At the bottom was a short corridor
with a closed door at the end.
In all her wanderings through the long corridors
and the empty rooms, she had seen nothing alive; but in this room she saw something.
Like well-schooled terriers, they paced the corridors
with us, but I could not help but note the lathering jowls, nor the hungry expressions with which they eyed Tars Tarkas and myself.
His hands smelt of that peculiar odour which he had first noticed that morning in the corridor
. He thought his muffin tasted of it too.
Entering the dressing-room, she listened at the door, until the silence outside informed her that the corridor
A moment later Carthoris and Thuvia entered the corridor
from the secret chamber.
"We are at the end of the corridor
," I replied, "and daylight is coming in from the outside world just ahead.
Presently the door commenced to recede before me until it had sunk into the wall fifty feet, then it stopped and slid easily to the left, exposing a short, narrow corridor
of concrete, at the further end of which was another door, similar in every respect to the one I had just passed.
But on arriving at the corridor
with which we are acquainted, D'Artagnan found M.
In the corridor
he met Nesvitski, with whom he shared a room, and the wag Zherkov; they were as usual laughing.