It was certainly a fact that the large lamp which illuminated the staircase now burned dim and duskily: so that several figures, which passed hastily down the stairs
and went forth from the porch, appeared rather like shadows than persons of fleshly substance.
Alleyne, as God is my help, as I came up the stairs
this night I saw her stand before me, her face in tears, her hands out as though in warning--I saw it, Alleyne, even as I see those two archers upon their couches.
had been carried no higher; to set a stranger mounting it in the darkness was to send him straight to his death; and (although, thanks to the lightning and my own precautions, I was safe enough) the mere thought of the peril in which I might have stood, and the dreadful height I might have fallen from, brought out the sweat upon my body and relaxed my joints.
When he ran down stairs
and joined the lady he had left in the hall with his hat'--Miss Jenny began.
He was very warm, and well he might be; for, not to mention the exertion of getting the trunk up stairs
, he was closely muffled in winter garments, though the thermometer had stood all day at eighty-one in the shade.
She turned hurriedly away, and, passing round to a back door, glided up stairs
, and tapped at Emmeline's door.
Another member of the family appeared on the stairs
-- Miss Garth, the governess.
I jumped up in a hurry without waiting for a lantern, and in the darkness I fell against something, which tumbled headlong down the stairs
and never stopped till it reached the bottom.
There was no answer, but I fancied I heard her footsteps, lower down on the stairs
Bennet retired to the library, as was his custom, and Mary went up stairs
to her instrument.
likewise to the upper rooms, let them be upon a fair open newel, and finely railed in, with images of wood, cast into a brass color; and a very fair landing-place at the top.
She accordingly ascended the stairs
softly, and stood at the door of the front room--a drawing-room, connected with the room immediately behind it (which was a bedroom) by folding-doors in the common manner.