"Yes, when you were blurting out that I sometimes slide down the banisters
She did not skim over it, but walked down it, and guided herself by the banisters
on account of her candle having died out.
Overhead, as she sat, she could now hear the floorboards slightly creak, as if some one were walking about, and presently the movement was explained by the rustle of garments against the banisters
, the opening and the closing of the front door, and the form of Tess passing to the gate on her way into the street.
He bowed as I drew aside to let him pass--his face was fearfully pale--and he held fast by the banisters
as he descended the stairs.
Leaning over the banisters
, he heard a door open below, then a short conversation, and finally footsteps climbing the stairs.
Raddle, thrusting her nightcap over the banisters
just as Mr.
"Say, Tom -- they say a stray dog come howling around Johnny Miller's house, 'bout midnight, as much as two weeks ago; and a whippoorwill come in and lit on the banisters
and sung, the very same evening; and there ain't anybody dead there yet."
She watched him steal up-stairs, while the shadows from three banisters
passed over her face like the beat of wings.
The spread fingers of my right hand encountered nothing on the damp wall; those of my left trailed through a dust that could be felt on the banisters
. An eerie sensation had been upon me since we entered the house.
This was the bottom of the sea, which showed an illumination of its own and which he even saw paved - when at a given moment he drew up to sink a long look over the banisters
- with the marble squares of his childhood.
She stayed there, erect, holding to the banister
rail and looking out calmly in the distance across the fields.
So, almost every twenty-four hours, when the watches of the night were set, and the band on deck sentinelled the slumbers of the band below; and when if a rope was to be hauled upon the forecastle, the sailors flung it not rudely down, as by day, but with some cautiousness dropt it to its place, for fear of disturbing their slumbering shipmates; when this sort of steady quietude would begin to prevail, habitually, the silent steersman would watch the cabin-scuttle; and ere long the old man would emerge, griping at the iron banister
, to help his crippled way.