Then it struck sharp on the inn door, and then we could hear the handle being turned and the bolt
rattling as the wretched being tried to enter; and then there was a long time of silence both within and without.
After a pause of a moment, he proceeded, in his stately way, to the door, drew back the ponderous bolts
, unhooked the heavy chains, and began to draw it open.
The count soon heard the rattling of a bunch of skeleton keys, such as the locksmith brings when called to force a lock, and which thieves call nightingales, doubtless from the music of their nightly song when they grind against the bolt
Rose-red went and pushed back the bolt
, thinking that it was a poor man, but it was not; it was a bear that stretched his broad, black head within the door.
Daylight put a stop to this with spurs and quirt, running him several punishing miles in the direction of his bolt
Quivering, not with fear but with rage, Ben Bolt
perforce endured the buckling around his throat of a thick, broad collar of leather to which was attached a very stout and a very long trailing rope.
Stand aside, Arnaud, lest you find a bolt
through your gizzard.
One brave lady named Catherine Douglas, hoping to keep them out, and so save the King, thrust her arm through the iron loops on the door where the great bolt
should have been.
Peg trotted to the door, and after fumbling at the bolt
, crept to the other end of the room, and from beneath the coals which filled the bottom of the cupboard, drew forth a small deal box.
I had no lock nor bolt
but for the desk which held my papers, not even a nail to put over my latch or windows.
Tom gave a kick, the other bolt
creaked, and he entered the den.
In the trap-door itself was found a square aperture cut in the wood, apparently with some exceedingly sharp instrument, just behind the bolt
which fastened the door on the inner side.