A SILKEN-EARED Spaniel, who traced his descent from King Charles the Second of England, chanced to look into a mirror which was leaning against the wainscoting of a room on the ground floor
of his mistress's house.
It was her habit to sit in a window of her sitting-room on the ground floor
, as if watching calmly for life and fashion to flow northward to her solitary doors.
We reached the chateau, and, as we approached it, saw four gendarmes pacing in front of a little door in the ground floor
of the donjon.
I got in late and was shown to my room on the ground floor
by an apologetic night-clerk with a tallow candle, which he considerately left with me.
As for the once-desolate and disused ground floor
of the building, it was now transformed, by means of splendid dining-rooms, reception-rooms, billiard-rooms, and smoking-rooms, into a palace by itself.
It was a small room on the ground floor
, with a tiny window under the stairway.
"Have you any chamber on the ground floor
where these gentlemen can wait near a good fire?" said the cardinal.
Coming up presently to the front room on the ground floor
she took up some sewing, waiting for her lodgers to ring that she might take away the breakfast, which she meant to do herself, to discover what was the matter if possible.
Although they were still at work on the cornices outside and were painting on the ground floor
, upstairs almost all the rooms were finished.
"Sketch me the plan of that floor, as you have done of the ground floor
, my boy."
They were on the ground floor
, and Juliet opened the door.
We entered a large hall, and having twice or thrice rung a bell which nobody answered, walked without further ceremony through the rooms on the ground floor
, as divers other gentlemen (mostly with their hats on, and their hands in their pockets) were doing very leisurely.