Of their legal tenure there could be no question; but old Matthew Maule, it is to be feared, trode downward from his own age to a far later one, planting a heavy footstep
, all the way, on the conscience of a Pyncheon.
There had been a moment when I believed I recognized, faint and far, the cry of a child; there had been another when I found myself just consciously starting as at the passage, before my door, of a light footstep
hearing the footstep
at the door, but not turning round to it.
through his nose, as he used to do in the morning when he heard James' footstep
at the door.
The deceitful strength which had buoyed Eva up for a little while was fast passing away; seldom and more seldom her light footstep
was heard in the verandah, and oftener and oftener she was found reclined on a little lounge by the open window, her large, deep eyes fixed on the rising and falling waters of the lake.
Becky resumed her picture inspections with Alfred, but as the minutes dragged along and no Tom came to suffer, her triumph began to cloud and she lost inter- est; gravity and absent-mindedness followed, and then melancholy; two or three times she pricked up her ear at a footstep
, but it was a false hope; no Tom came.
And really, I do not think the impression will soon be over," said Emma, as she crossed the low hedge, and tottering footstep
which ended the narrow, slippery path through the cottage garden, and brought them into the lane again.
A more elastic footstep
entered next; and now I opened my mouth for a 'good-morning,' but closed it again, the salutation unachieved; for Hareton Earnshaw was performing his orison SOTTO VOCE, in a series of curses directed against every object he touched, while he rummaged a corner for a spade or shovel to dig through the drifts.
Sand turns traitor, and betrays the footstep
that has passed over it; water gives back to the tell-tale surface the body that has been drowned.
There was a great hurry in the streets of people speeding away to get shelter before the storm broke; the wonderful corner for echoes resounded with the echoes of footsteps
coming and going, yet not a footstep
Omer, hearing his daughter's footstep
before I heard it, touched me with his pipe, and shut up one eye, as a caution.
During the whole interval, whenever I went to the bottom of the staircase, I heard her footstep
, saw her light pass above, and heard her ceaseless low cry.