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The footsteps were incessant, and the hurry of them became more and more rapid.
A cautious footstep might now and then be heard in a neighboring apartment, and the sound invariably drew the eyes of both Quakers to the door which led thither.
He could have counted every footstep that Charley took, as he trundled his wheelbarrow along the gravel-walk.
The frank-hearted stranger had just drawn his chair to the fire when something like a heavy footstep was heard without, rushing down the steep side of the mountain, as with long and rapid strides, and taking such a leap in passing the cottage as to strike the opposite precipice.
No footstep stirred: the hated world an slept, Save only thee and me.
A light footstep and the clinking of spurs were heard at the door, and the young count, handsome, rosy, with a dark little mustache, evidently rested and made sleeker by his easy life in Moscow, entered the room.
The noise of her footstep, the rustling of her gown on the staircase, were so familiar to his ear, that she had no sooner mounted one step than he used to say to himself, --
Here's one footstep going FROM Cobb's Hole; and here is another going back to it.
I heard the sound too--a sound like a light footstep following us.
At length, just upon break of day, there was a footstep in the street, and presently she could hear Mr Tappertit stop at the door.
There were rays of candlelight from one of them, and there was the sound of a footstep going about.
Angel hands have strewn the ground deep with snow, that the lightest footstep may be lighter yet; and the very birds are dead, that they may not wake her.