And then he traversed the room like a hound on the scent, skimming the walls, considering the corners of the bulging matting on his hands and knees, rummaging mantel and tables, the curtains and hangngs, the drunken cabinet in the corner, for a visible sign, unable to perceive that she was there beside, around, against, within, above him, clinging to him, wooing him, calling him so poignantly through the finer senses that even his grosser ones became cognisant of the call.
He ran from the haunted room downstairs and to a door that showed a crack of light.
But there was no doubt that this mysterious unknown was the man of The Yellow Room,--the man to whose murderous assault Mademoiselle Stangerson--without denouncing him--had had to submit.
If I spring into the room at this moment, he will escape by the right-hand door opening into the boudoir,--or crossing the drawing-room, he will reach the gallery and I shall lose him.
He was like Enoch Robinson on the evenings when the old man came down out of his room and wandered alone in the streets.
They went together from there through the rain-washed streets to the older man's room on the third floor of the Heffner Block.
My father," she whispered, "often walks about the room in this way; it is nothing unusual.
The side of the quadrangle, in which she supposed the guilty scene to be acting, being, according to her belief, just opposite her own, it struck her that, if judiciously watched, some rays of light from the general's lamp might glimmer through the lower windows, as he passed to the prison of his wife; and, twice before she stepped into bed, she stole gently from her room to the corresponding window in the gallery, to see if it appeared; but all abroad was dark, and it must yet be too early.
These people had nothing to do but talk to each other, but they always came to wait outside the Throne Room
every morning, although they were never permitted to see Oz.
She turned them last to the little trunk that had stood not so long before in her own little room
in the far-away Western home.
I ran into Strickland's room
and asked him whether he was ill and had been calling for me.
She was again in the room
in which I had witnessed her Will, resting on the sofa, and trying to get a little sleep.