He knit his brows, and fixed his eyes for an instant on the ground; as he raised them, the folding doors at the bottom of the hall were cast wide, and, preceded by the major-domo with his wand, and four domestics bearing blazing torches, the guests of the evening entered the apartment
Adjoining my sleeping apartment
were baths, dressing rooms, and other sleeping and living apartments
, in all some ten rooms on this floor.
consisted of two small chambers, very nicely fitted up, in a furnished house, the hostess of which, still young and still really handsome, cast tender glances uselessly at him.
But candles had been placed in the chandeliers and lustres, and the attendants were so far recovered from surprise as to recollect their use; the oversight was immediately remedied, and in a minute the apartment
was in a blaze of light.
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.
By undue precision, the appearance of many a fine apartment
is utterly spoiled.
It was in this apartment
, also, that there stood against the western wall, a gigantic clock of ebony.
She went into the back room which was more especially her own apartment
, and continued her sewing there.
No figure in Euclid could give any idea of that apartment
While they snugly repair to their own end of the house, she is formally conducted by Dorothy, the ancient housekeeper, up a different staircase, and along many gloomy passages, into an apartment
never used since some cousin or kin died in it about twenty years before.
Through yonder door," he commenced, pointing to a door at the far end of the apartment
, "I follow a corridor, passing three diverging corridors upon my right; then into the fourth right-hand corridor straight to where three corridors meet; here again I follow to the right, hugging the left wall closely to avoid the pit.
Involuntarily the girl shrank back, extending her open palms toward the frightful creature as though to hold him aloof but a man upon either side of her, the two who had conducted her into the apartment
, seized and held her.