Down the hill I saw a bevy of hussars ride under the railway bridge; three galloped through the open gates of the Oriental College; two others dismounted, and began running from house to house
. The sun, shining through the smoke that drove up from the tops of the trees, seemed blood red, and threw an unfamiliar lurid light upon everything.
Long before the time during which we will know him, he was a doctor and drove a jaded white horse from house to house
through the streets of Winesburg.
From house to house
warm winter robes are spread, And through the pine-woods red Floats up the sound of the washerman's bat who plies His hurried task ere the brief noon wanes and dies.
No need of the as yet un- dreamed-of telegraph; the tale flew from man to man, from group to group, from house to house
, with little less than tele- graphic speed.
Passing down the avenue to work that morning he had seen two boys leaving an advertisement from house to house
; and seeing that there were pictures upon it, Jurgis had asked for one, and had rolled it up and tucked it into his shirt.
Instantly Madame Defarge's knife was in her girdle; the drum was beating in the streets, as if it and a drummer had flown together by magic; and The Vengeance, uttering terrific shrieks, and flinging her arms about her head like all the forty Furies at once, was tearing from house to house
, rousing the women.
There are, to be sure, women in Kandy that go about from house to house
to remove down, and trim eyebrows, and make cosmetics for the use of the women, but we, the duennas of my lady, would never let them in, for most of them have a flavour of agents that have ceased to be principals; and if we are not relieved by Senor Don Quixote we shall be carried to our graves with beards."
Even on the night of the prince's return, some citizens, bolder than the rest, such as the sheriffs, captains and the quartermaster, went from house to house
among their friends, saying:
All this time, the roll of the drum had been approaching through Cornhill, louder and deeper, till with reverberations from house to house
, and the regular tramp of martial footsteps, it burst into the street.
It was carried carefully from house to house
, as if it were itself a child; my mother made much of it, smoothed it out, petted it, smiled to it before putting it into the arms of those to whom it was being lent; she was in our pew to see it borne magnificently (something inside it now) down the aisle to the pulpit-side, when a stir of expectancy went through the church and we kicked each other's feet beneath the book-board but were reverent in the face; and however the child might behave, laughing brazenly or skirling to its mother's shame, and whatever the father as he held it up might do, look doited probably and bow at the wrong time, the christening robe of long experience helped them through.
There were walks of bread-crusts leading from house to house
and forming streets, and the place seemed to have many inhabitants.
Day after day, and night after night, they went dining and visiting from house to house
, making friends, enlarging and solidifying their popularity, and charming and surprising all with their musical prodigies, and now and then heightening the effects with samples of what they could do in other directions, out of their stock of rare and curious accomplishments.