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Step by step she went up, dragging herself by the railing.
Faith," he said, in Italian, as he was reascending the steps and looking at a bag of reals, "faith, there's enough to pay five councillors of parliament, and two generals in Paris.
Presently the light increased and a moment later, to my delight, I came upon a flight of steps leading upward, at the top of which the brilliant light of the noonday sun shone through an opening in the ground.
Above him an opening in the ceiling at the upper end of a flight of concrete steps revealed a brilliant sunlit scene.
Heavy steps and the clamor of loud voices were audible from below, and the hall door shut with a loud crash.
Looking round, he noticed that he was standing close to a tavern which was entered by steps leading from the pavement to the basement.
And I step aside--see here--and leave you and Jim alone.
She has a fruitful imagination, and the second act of the comedy will not delay its steps after the first.
For two days were they toiling slowly from cliff to cliff, beating at every step a path through the snow for their faltering horses.
So saying, he threw aside the rose that he had been holding all this time, thrust his sword back into the scabbard, and, with a more hasty step than he had yet used, stepped to the roadside where grew the little clump of ground oaks Robin had spoken of.
Repeating the call the man descended the steps and advanced toward the tree.
I dare say) and taken with fresh claps of fear at every second step and every bolt and bar.