It was in this apartment
, also, that there stood against the western wall, a gigantic clock of ebony.
He had taken, without hesitation, without reflection even, the principal apartment
which the hotelier had pointed out to him with a rapacious aim, very praiseworthy, some will say, very reprehensible will say others, if they admit that Cropole was a physiognomist and judged people at first sight.
The passageway had risen rapidly since leaving the apartment
of the switch, and now ran level and well lighted straight into the distance as far as I could see.
I turned the knob and pushed the door inward just in time to see Menelek seize the girl and drag her toward the far end of the apartment
. At the same instant there was a deafening roar just outside the palace--a shell had struck much nearer than any of its predecessors.
There could be nothing more directly offensive to the eye of an artist than the interior of what is termed in the United States - that is to say, in Appallachia - a well-furnished apartment
. Its most usual defect is a want of keeping.
When the general had satisfied his own curiosity, in a close examination of every well-known ornament, they proceeded into the library, an apartment
, in its way, of equal magnificence, exhibiting a collection of books, on which an humble man might have looked with pride.
Involuntarily the girl shrank back, extending her open palms toward the frightful creature as though to hold him aloof but a man upon either side of her, the two who had conducted her into the apartment
, seized and held her.
The roof, composed of beams and rafters, had nothing to divide the apartment
from the sky excepting the planking and thatch; there was a huge fireplace at either end of the hall, but as the chimneys were constructed in a very clumsy manner, at least as much of the smoke found its way into the apartment
as escaped by the proper vent.
As to D'Artagnan, he did not budge from his apartment
. He converted his chamber into an observatory.
WHEN the little, grim, gray man had set the object covered with a cloth upon the table in the center of the room and left the apartment
, he did not return to camp as Norman of Torn had ordered.
One man-servant was busy preparing his bath in a room leading out of his sleeping apartment
, while another brought him a choice of evening clothes and superintended his disrobing.
"'Whereas, by a statute made in the reign of his imperial majesty Calin Deffar Plune, it is enacted, that, whoever shall make water within the precincts of the royal palace, shall be liable to the pains and penalties of high-treason; notwithstanding, the said Quinbus Flestrin, in open breach of the said law, under colour of extinguishing the fire kindled in the apartment
of his majesty's most dear imperial consort, did maliciously, traitorously, and devilishly, by discharge of his urine, put out the said fire kindled in the said apartment
, lying and being within the precincts of the said royal palace, against the statute in that case provided, etc.