He bore aloft a drawn dagger, and had approached, in rapid impetuosity, to within three or four feet of the retreating figure, when the latter, having attained the extremity of the velvet apartment
, turned suddenly and confronted his pursuer.
was that which composed the whole front of the ancient triangular house, a large salon, lighted by two windows on the first stage, a small chamber by the side of it, and another above it.
Instantly I crossed the small chamber, and, parting the curtains, looked within the larger apartment
His cries had been heard, and suddenly the door burst open, and a score of armed guardsmen rushed into the apartment
By undue precision, the appearance of many a fine apartment
is utterly spoiled.
She was here shown successively into three large bed-chambers, with their dressing-rooms, most completely and handsomely fitted up; everything that money and taste could do, to give comfort and elegance to apartments
, had been bestowed on these; and, being furnished within the last five years, they were perfect in all that would be generally pleasing, and wanting in all that could give pleasure to Catherine.
Presently he resumed pacing to and fro across the floor, and it was fully fifteen minutes before he again noticed the prisoner, and then it was to issue a curt order to her guards, who immediately conducted her from the apartment
For about one quarter of the length of the apartment
, the floor was raised by a step, and this space, which was called the dais, was occupied only by the principal members of the family, and visitors of distinction.
She opened her eyes, looked around her with terror, saw that the apartment
was empty and that she was alone with her liberator.
They seemed approaching up the dim corridor that led to the little door of the apartment
where he stood.
The shaded lights thrown downwards upon the table seemed to leave most of the rest of the apartment
It was strictly enjoined, that the project of starving you by degrees should be kept a secret; but the sentence of putting out your eyes was entered on the books; none dissenting, except Bolgolam the admiral, who, being a creature of the empress, was perpetually instigated by her majesty to insist upon your death, she having borne perpetual malice against you, on account of that infamous and illegal method you took to extinguish the fire in her apartment