I was at home at that hour and writing in my study; and although my French windows
face towards Ottershaw and the blind was up (for I loved in those days to look up at the night sky), I saw nothing of it.
She opened the French windows
, and they stepped out on to the long, broad stone promenade.
But the cream- coloured house (supposed to be modelled on the private hotels of the Parisian aristocracy) was there as a visible proof of her moral courage; and she throned in it, among pre-Revolutionary furniture and souvenirs of the Tuileries of Louis Napoleon (where she had shone in her middle age), as placidly as if there were nothing peculiar in living above Thirty-fourth Street, or in having French windows
that opened like doors instead of sashes that pushed up.
As such, he found the atmosphere of the little room choking him, he drew open the French windows
of his little study and strode out into the perfumed and sunlit morning.
With lowered forehead, without looking up, swiftly and ponderously he crossed the room to one of the French windows
. As if giving way to an uncontrollable impulse, he opened it a little.
In another moment he had disappeared through one of the French windows
which opened upon the balcony, and in yet another he had switched on the electric light within.
Besides the signs of a struggle in the room of the unfortunate builder it is now known that the French windows
of his bedroom (which is on the ground floor) were found to be open, that there were marks as if some bulky object had been dragged across to the wood-pile, and, finally, it is asserted that charred remains have been found among the charcoal ashes of the fire.
BLANCHE stepped lightly into the room, through one of the open French windows
At that moment a well remembered voice floated through the open French window
near at hand:
The sitting-room, ornamented with a pretty paper of delicate gray, and furnished with curtains of the same color, had been accordingly named, "The Gray Room." It had a French window
, which opened on the terrace overlooking the garden and the grounds.
After a glance at the documents awaiting his notice--with his head bent low over the table, the old man's sight for print or writing being defective at night--he opens the French window
and steps out upon the leads.
He was seated by the French window
opening upon the veranda, as if to secure a retreat in case of an emergency.