"Still, that doesn't let us know how the Opera ghost came to ask you for a footstool
," insisted M.
Finally, having made a survey of the entire palace and enjoyed its splendor, the yellow hen returned to one of the rooms where she had noticed a large purple footstool
. She placed a claw upon this and said "Ev," and at once the footstool
vanished and a lovely lady, tall and slender and most beautifully robed, stood before her.
Little Alice sat on Grandfather's footstool
, with a picture- book in her hand; and, for every picture, the child was telling Grandfather a story.
It was not long before he found an opportunity, when they had passed to the music of "The Tempest." Maggie, feeling the need of a footstool
, was walking across the room to get one, when Stephen, who was not singing just then, and was conscious of all her movements, guessed her want, and flew to anticipate her, lifting the footstool
with an entreating look at her, which made it impossible not to return a glance of gratitude.
A messenger was despatched half a day's journey before us, to give the king notice of my approach, and to desire, "that his majesty would please to appoint a day and hour, when it would by his gracious pleasure that I might have the honour to lick the dust before his footstool
." This is the court style, and I found it to be more than matter of form: for, upon my admittance two days after my arrival, I was commanded to crawl upon my belly, and lick the floor as I advanced; but, on account of my being a stranger, care was taken to have it made so clean, that the dust was not offensive.
And it was all very nice - the large, sunny room; his deep, easy-chair in a bow window, with pillows and a footstool
; the quiet, watchful care of the elderly, gentle woman who had borne him five children, and had not, perhaps, lived with him more than five full years out of the thirty or so of their married life.
Jenkins was arranging Miss de Bourgh's footstool
, that she said, Mr.
At his footstool
stood a man and woman, both clad in the Shaker garb.
She set me on a richly decorated seat inlaid with silver, there was a footstool
also under my feet, and she mixed a mess in a golden goblet for me to drink; but she drugged it, for she meant me mischief.
On a footstool
near the open fire sat Rebecca, silent and shy, so conscious of her fine apparel and the presence of aunt Miranda that she could not utter a word.
She opened the door of the cabinet and stood on a footstool
and played with these for quite a long time.
Pocket tripped up the family with her footstool
, read her book of dignities, lost her pocket-handkerchief, told us about her grandpapa, and taught the young idea how to shoot, by shooting it into bed whenever it attracted her notice.