"I am certain there is somebody knocking
at the Door." (said my Mother.) "I think there must," (replied my Father) "I fancy the servants are returned; (said I) I think I hear Mary going to the Door." "I'm glad of it (cried my Father) for I long to know who it is."
We have been watching the storm, and there is some one knocking at the--" A tremendous battery with the knocker, followed by a sound, confused by the gale, as of a man shouting, interrupted her.
She was evidently not heard by those without, for the knocking recommenced whilst she was speaking, and she recoiled as if she had received a blow on the mouth.
I live in the room below, and I heard you knocking.'
It distressed Annette to such an extent that now, if she went upstairs and heard Sellers' voice in the studio, she came down again without knocking.
'Don't leave us in the dark,' said Kags, taking down a candle from the chimney-piece, and lighting it, with such a trembling hand that the knocking
was twice repeated before he had finished.
As the knocking
, however, instead of accommodating itself to his lazy state, increased in vigour and became more importunate, as if in earnest remonstrance against his falling asleep again, now that he had once opened his eyes, Daniel Quilp began by degrees to comprehend the possibility of there being somebody at the door; and thus he gradually came to recollect that it was Friday morning, and he had ordered Mrs Quilp to be in waiting upon him at an early hour.
He didn't mind, he said, the trouble of punching their blanked heads down there, blank his soul, but did the condemned sailors think you could keep steam up in the God-forsaken boilers simply by knocking
the blanked stokers about?
`There's no sort of use in knocking
,' said the Footman, `and that for two reasons.
And little Augustus Pelham said to me, 'It's the younger generation knocking
at the door,' and I said to him, 'Oh, but the younger generation comes in without knocking
Instead of knocking
or ringing, he stood on the step and called out sharply, "Hie, hie, hie!" until the door was opened.
We had no more than begun work when the sound of my knocking
and hammering brought Wolf Larsen.