I wish there was a long, long row of houses each with a corn husk mat and a screen
door in the middle, and a newspaper to throw on every one
was placed at the entrance of the corridor, so as to hide it from the view of persons passing on the stairs.
There was a small, heavily-grated, unglazed window high in the wall, with a stone screen
before it, so that the sky could be only seen by stooping low and looking up.
The parlour was the space behind the screen
The landlord looked at me in return over the bar, from head to foot, with a strange smile on his face; and instead of drawing the beer, looked round the screen
and said something to his wife.
Cowering forward for warmth and to make me a screen
against the wind, the convicts were closer to me than before.
Dunsey was not without fear that he might meet some acquaintance in whose eyes he would cut a pitiable figure, for mist is no screen
when people get close to each other; but when he at last found himself in the well-known Raveloe lanes without having met a soul, he silently remarked that that was part of his usual good luck.
The walls of the apartment were so ill finished and so full of crevices, that the rich hangings shook in the night blast, and, in despite of a sort of screen
intended to protect them from the wind, the flame of the torches streamed sideways into the air, like the unfurled pennon of a chieftain.
He got up from his chair and drew a large screen
right in front of the portrait, shuddering as he glanced at it.
Hurrying to get out of the room, he banged his forehead against a hat-peg and gave himself a huge bump; then, suddenly stepping back, he skinned his arm on the screen
, near the piano; he tried to lean on the piano, but the lid fell on his hands and crushed his fingers; he rushed out of the office like a madman, slipped on the staircase and came down the whole of the first flight on his back.
A quarter of an hour later I was rushing up and down the room in frenzied impatience, from minute to minute I went up to the screen
and peeped through the crack at Liza.
Nor is that surprising, seeing that the family lives in a single room, with only a screen
to divide it for decency's sake.