As if the aspiring city had become puffed up in the very ground on which it stood, the ground had so risen about Bleeding Heart Yard that you got into it down a flight of steps which formed no part of the original approach, and got out of it by a low gateway into a maze of shabby streets, which went about and about, tortuously ascending to the level again.
Down in to the Yard, by way of the steps, came Daniel Doyce, Mr Meagles, and Clennam.
And if there's any light to be got up the yard
as you talk on, we've need of it i' this world, and I'd be glad on it myself, if you could bring it back.
Take it, mistress housekeeper; open the window and fling it into the yard
and lay the foundation of the pile for the bonfire we are to make.
There was no one else in the yard
except a stranger, the cook's husband, who had come for the holiday.
You have planned it all very neatly, whether they are the right men or not," said Jones; "but if the affair were in my hands I should have had a body of police in Jacobson's Yard
, and arrested them when they came down.
The voices and footsteps of the many servants and of the peasants who had come with the carts resounded as they shouted to one another in the yard
and in the house.
I was glad, when I came home from school at noon, to see a farm-wagon standing in the back yard
, and I was always ready to run downtown to get beefsteak or baker's bread for unexpected company.
And yet in my time the royal yards
of an average profitable ship were a good way up above her decks.
I walked with intrepidity five or six times before the very head of the cat, and came within half a yard
of her; whereupon she drew herself back, as if she were more afraid of me: I had less apprehension concerning the dogs, whereof three or four came into the room, as it is usual in farmers' houses; one of which was a mastiff, equal in bulk to four elephants, and another a greyhound, somewhat taller than the mastiff, but not so large.
On the other side the yard
windows were thrown up, and people were shouting all sorts of things; but I kept my eye fixed on the stable door, where the smoke poured out thicker than ever, and I could see flashes of red light; presently I heard above all the stir and din a loud, clear voice, which I knew was master's:
They were about three hundred yards
from us, and therefore practically out of shot, but Good, who was walking ahead, and who had an express loaded with solid ball in his hand, could not resist temptation.