Confronting them, and extending from side to side across the passage
and from roof to floor, was a great rough stone.
Weston, like a sweettempered woman and a good wife, had examined the passage
again, and found the evils of it much less than she had supposed before indeed very trifling; and here ended the difficulties of decision.
Late at night, as Magdalen passed the end of the second-floor passage
, proceeding alone on her way up to her own room, she stopped and listened.
The whole passage
echoed with its beating and Raoul's ears were deafened.
Now, whether this passage
were miraculous or not, the Israelites, nevertheless, crossed there to reach the Promised Land, and Pharaoh's army perished precisely on that spot; and I think that excavations made in the middle of the sand would bring to light a large number of arms and instruments of Egyptian origin.
I have dealt with this passage
somewhat more fully in my "Authoress of the Odyssey", p.
They secluded themselves in their staterooms during the greater part of the passage
, and absolutely refused, although I repeatedly urged them, to hold communication with any person on board.
Seymour seemed to be listening, elegant and unconscious as was his posture, and he seemed relieved when he heard the lady call out some last instructions to the Captain, and then turn sharply and run laughing down the passage
towards the other end, the end on the terrace above the Thames.
Something must be done at once or they would rush forward upon their fellows in a mad stampede that would result in trampling down hundreds beneath the flood and eventually clogging the passage
beyond any hope of retreat for those in advance.
must be paid for when taken, in order that the most perfect arrangements be made for starting at the appointed time.
A few yards down the passage
, in the narrow way hewn out of the living rock, Gagool had paused, and was waiting for us.
Philip duly sent the papers and the money, and in return received a calendar worth about a penny, on which was set down the appointed passage
to be read each day, and a sheet of paper on one side of which was a picture of the Good Shepherd and a lamb, and on the other, decoratively framed in red lines, a short prayer which had to be said before beginning to read.