Nothing to do but hitch your rope ladder to the battlements, shin down it, break your leg in the moat -- because a rope ladder is nineteen foot too short, you know -- and there's your horses and your trusty vassles, and they scoop you up and fling you across a saddle, and away you go to your native Langudoc, or Navarre, or wherever it is.
But there's one thing -- he can have a rope ladder; we can tear up our sheets and make him a rope ladder easy enough.
It was evident that there the rope ladder was to be attached.
Meanwhile, Grimaud, still mute as ever, drew from the pie the other poniard, the rope ladder and the gag.
In a very few minutes he was joined by half a dozen sailors, dragging a rope ladder
From where they were, nothing was to be seen but a windowless wall of framework and a rope ladder
When Aramis, seizing the rope ladder
, walked straight up to the commander, with a firm step, looked at him earnestly, made a sign to him with his hand, a mysterious and unknown sign at sight of which the officer turned pale, trembled, and bowed his head, the sailors were profoundly astonished.
Turjun, the panthan, was the last to clamber over the rail of the Thuria, drawing the rope ladder
in after him.
Roderigo produced a rope ladder
, with five steps to it, threw up one end, and invited Zara to descend.
He had been informed at seven o'clock in the morning that a rope ladder
floated from one of the windows of the castle; he had hastened to Milady's chamber, had found it empty, the window open, and the bars filed, had remembered the verbal caution D'Artagnan had transmitted to him by his messenger, had trembled for the duke, and running to the stable without taking time to have a horse saddled, had jumped upon the first he found, had galloped off like the wind, had alighted below in the courtyard, had ascended the stairs precipitately, and on the top step, as we have said, had encountered Felton.
The others will follow me," and he leaped for the rope ladder
that lashed wildly in the gale.
If anything went wrong, the engineers went aft along a rope ladder
beneath the frame.