The last house in Bleeding Heart Yard which she had described as his place of habitation, was a large house, let off to various tenants; but Plornish ingeniously hinted that he lived in the parlour, by means of a painted hand under his name, the forefinger of which hand (on which the artist had depicted a ring and a most elaborate nail of the genteelest form) referred all inquirers to that apartment.
Somehow or other, this was the general misfortune of Bleeding Heart Yard. From time to time there were public complaints, pathetically going about, of labour being scarce--which certain people seemed to take extraordinarily ill, as though they had an absolute right to it on their own terms--but Bleeding Heart Yard, though as willing a Yard as any in Britain, was never the better for the demand.
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.
"That is Jacobson's Yard
," said Holmes, pointing to a bristle of masts and rigging on the Surrey side.
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.
He appeared as tall as an ordinary spire steeple, and took about ten yards
at every stride, as near as I could guess.
There was much confusion in the yard
; the horses being got out of other stables, and the carriages and gigs being pulled out of houses and sheds, lest the flames should spread further.
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.