The Woggle-Bug had taken from its position over the mantle-piece in the great hallway the head of a Gump, which was adorned with wide-spreading antlers; and this, with great care and greater difficulty, the insect had carried up the stairs to the roof
. This Gump resembled an Elk's head, only the nose turned upward in a saucy manner and there were whiskers upon its chin, like those of a billy-goat.
Leaping from roof
, I soon reached an open window in the building where I hoped to find the Heliumite, and in another moment I stood in the room before him.
When Jim felt something firm under his feet the poor beast's legs trembled so much that he could hardly stand; but Zeb at once leaped out of the buggy to the roof
, and he was so awkward and hasty that he kicked over Dorothy's bird-cage, which rolled out upon the roof
so that the bottom came off.
Whatever the creature was that had seized him, it apparently had a well-defined purpose in mind, for it walked directly toward the edge of the roof
so that it was soon apparent to Tarzan that he was to be hurled to the pavement below--a most efficacious manner of disposing of an intruder.
It has a roof
almost as flat as roofs
in the East, which involves sweeping the roof
in winter, when it snows; and of course roofs
are made to be swept.
Back there, somewhere, were her hot little room and her still hotter bed; but between her and them lay a horrid desert of blackness across which one must feel one's way with outstretched, shrinking arms; while before her, out on the sun-parlor roof
, were the moonlight and the cool, sweet night air.
Sometimes the columns were at one corner of the roof
, sometimes at another, or again they rose from the center or near the center, and the columns were of varying heights, from that of a man to those which rose twenty feet above their roofs
She walked toward the house, where a ladder was leaning against the kitchen roof
. All the fifth-class girls said, "Oh!" partly in excitement, partly in dismay.
Now he took a thinking attitude on the comb of the roof
and scratched the back of his head with his right foot a minute, and finally says,
They lie concealed in the intricate growth of houses with a few stalks of mastheads here and there overtopping the roof
of some four-story warehouse.
As to the manner in which he (or they) obtained access to the roof
of the tavern, it is to be remarked that the third house, lower down in the street, was empty, and under repair--that a long ladder was left by the workmen, leading from the pavement to the top of the house-- and that, on returning to their work, on the morning of the 27th, the men found the plank which they had tied to the ladder, to prevent anyone from using it in their absence, removed, and lying on the ground.
Then the eyes roamed about the campong to rest at last upon the slanting roof
of the thatched shed which was its shelter.