On the opposite side of the courtyard, under a colonnade, was extensive standin--for carriages--where, indeed, some carriages of Monseigneur yet stood.
But, there was no loud irruption into the courtyard, as he had expected, and he heard the gate clash again, and all was quiet.
Slinging my harness into a long single strap, I lowered Tars Tarkas to the courtyard beneath, and an instant later dropped to his side.
As we reached the courtyard we stood in the shadows beneath the balcony for a moment to discuss our plans.
The Soldier hastened away, and presently they heard the clattering of the horse's wooden legs upon the pavement as he was led into the courtyard.
The courtyard in which they were standing was located in the center of the great palace, which surrounded it on all sides.
The creature that was to slay the red man was almost within arm's reach of his prey when Carthoris heard a hoarse shout from the opposite side of the courtyard. In common with the squatting apes and the demon with the club he turned in the direction of the sound, to see a company of sturdy bowmen rushing from the doorway of a near-by building.
"Still, I hate to leave them, though there is naught else to do," and so the two turned from the courtyard, and making their way into one of the broad avenues, crept stealthily in the shadows of the building toward the great central plaza upon which were the buildings occupied by the green warriors when they visited the deserted city.
"Good-day," he said, suddenly, almost pushing De Guiche back into the courtyard again.
At this moment the Vicomte de Bragelonne was announced by one of the servants in the courtyard, in precisely the same manner as he would have done in a room.
Meanwhile the guests, seeing that the two friends were longing to be alone, prepared to depart, when a noise of dogs barking resounded through the courtyard
and many persons said at the same moment:
'See,' said she, 'is not this grand?' With that they went into the castle together, and found a great many servants there, and the rooms all richly furnished, and full of golden chairs and tables; and behind the castle was a garden, and around it was a park half a mile long, full of sheep, and goats, and hares, and deer; and in the courtyard
were stables and cow-houses.
One side of the porte-cochere, being left open, allowed the passers in the street to see in the midst of the vast courtyard
a flower-bed, the raised earth of which was held in place by a low privet hedge.
And so when they led her from her dungeon, through long, dark corridors, and up a flight of concrete steps to a brilliant courtyard
, she went willingly, even gladly--for was she not among the servants of God?
I found the outer front courtyard
, often mentioned here, metamorphosed into a butter shop; and I then almost gave up every brick of the jail for lost.