were cut in the rock inside the mountain, and they were broad and not very steep, because they circled around like a cork-screw, and at the arched opening where the flight began the circle was quite big.
Through the narrow opening, a creaking of the broad wooden stairs
of the old house became audible.
"PollyANNA!" ejaculated her aunt, turning sharply about as she reached the head of the stairs
. "I'm surprised at you--making a speech like that to me!"
Gang ye in there, and up the stairs
, and bring me down the chest that's at the top.
In five minutes or so it was ready--and Miss Karnegie was dispatched by her mother (who had other business on hand at the time) to take it up stairs
Here Jones, having ordered a servant to show a room above stairs
, was ascending, when the dishevelled fair, hastily following, was laid hold on by the master of the house, who cried, "Heyday, where is that beggar wench going?
He climbed the narrow stairs
which led to his bedroom.
"We will be down as soon as we can," said Jane; "but I dare say Kitty is forwarder than either of us, for she went up stairs
half an hour ago."
Not less than mine became her desire that I should have my way - but, ah, the iron seats in that park of horrible repute, and that bare room at the top of many flights of stairs
! While I was away at college she drained all available libraries for books about those who go to London to live by the pen, and they all told the same shuddering tale.
At last it came--a soft, irregular sound of footfalls on the stairs
! They were slow, hesitant, uncertain, as of something that did not see its way; to my disordered reason all the more terrifying for that, as the approach of some blind and mindless malevolence to which is no appeal.
The report from the revolver made a deafening noise; but the man continued his flight down the stairs
. I ran behind him, shouting: "Stop!--stop!
"Come," he said, as he ascended the stairs
leading to his wife's room, "nothing is changed here." He then closed the door of the landing.