Kneeling on the flagstones
by the light of Daddy Jacques's lantern he removed the clothes from the body and laid bare its breast.
His rheumaticky feet, tired with balancing that squat body for many years upon the decks of small coasters, and made sore by miles of tramping upon the flagstones
of the dock side, had hurried up in time to avert a ridiculous catastrophe.
Upon the large square in front of the hotel, the shadows of the tents, intersected by the golden moonbeams, formed as it were a huge mosaic of jet and yellow flagstones
The deacon's hand in a plush cuff accepted a three-rouble note unobtrusively, and the deacon said he would put it down in the register, and his new boots creaking jauntily over the flagstones
of the empty church, he went to the altar.
We met no other wayfarers on the deserted flagstones
, and were ourselves favored with a very hard stare from the constable of the beat, who, however, touched his helmet on recognizing my companion.
that sounded like a musket-butt on flagstones
he sat down amid leaping glasses.
A sense of stairs descended as if in a dream, of flagstones
, of a chaise and horses standing, then a street, and a turning into another street where a stage-coach was standing, taking in passengers, and the darting thought that that coach would take her away, perhaps toward home.
How vividly I call to mind the damp about the house, the green cracked flagstones
in the court, an old leaky water-butt, and the discoloured trunks of some of the grim trees, which seemed to have dripped more in the rain than other trees, and to have blown less in the sun
I got up, and went down into the great hall, and so out upon the flagstones
in front of the palace.
The masks had gone home and our footsteps echoed on the flagstones
with unequal sound as of men without purpose, without hope.
And all the time the stream of shabby people was hastening by us, with the continuous dreary shuffling of weary footsteps on the flagstones
A misty rain settled like silvery dust on clothes, on moustaches; wetted the faces, varnished the flagstones
, darkened the walls, dripped from umbrellas.