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I was put into a jail once on this account, for one night; and, as I stood considering the walls of solid stone, two or three feet thick, the door of wood and iron, a foot thick, and the iron grating which strained the light, I could not help being struck with the foolishness of that institution which treated my as if I were mere flesh and blood and bones, to be locked up.
The Trust might be locked up in any one of some twenty receptacles for papers, situated in four different rooms; and which room was the likeliest to look in, which receptacle was the most promising to begin with, which position among other heaps of papers the one paper needful might be expected to occupy, was more than she could say.
With a beating heart, I tried the door, but I was locked in my prison, and could do nothing.
A locked enclosure on a lonely island, a notorious vivisector, and these crippled and distorted men?
A comforting thought succeeded it: that both doors were locked and that really there was no danger.
A servant came into the room to tell Adam that there was some strange noise coming from the locked room into which he had gone when he came in.
A locked door barred his way at its end, but a door upon his right opened and he stepped into a dimly-lighted chamber, about the walls of which were three other doors, each of which he tried in turn.
The locked writing-desk, which probably contained the only clew to Alicia's retreat that I was likely to find, was in its usual place on the table.
Well, I don't see how that can be when the Awkward Man never saw or heard of Miss Reade until she came to Carlisle in the spring," said Felicity incredulously, "and he's had that locked room for years.
But this copper man," continued Dorothy, looking at it with big eyes, "is not alive at all, and I wonder what it was made for, and why it was locked up in this queer place.
I threw open the door of the bedroom next to mine, and went and locked myself into my own room.