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Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer, "Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore; But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping, And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, That I scarce was sure I heard you " -- here I opened wide the door; Darkness there and nothing more.
Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning, Soon I heard again a tapping somewhat louder than before.
Back into the chamber turning, all my sour within me burning, Soon again I heard a tapping something louder than before.
Tulkinghorn, tapping his chin with the key and looking imperturbably at her, "how this matter stands.
Then there would come a sudden leap in, tiger-like, a blow struck, or blows, and a swift leap back, whereupon the left foot would take up again its tapping advance.
Suddenly, in a pause of the storm, when the dead silence was almost startling by contrast with the previous uproar, I heard a gentle tapping, which appeared to come from the wall behind my chair.
But the tapping was repeated, and with the same gentle, slow insistence as before.
But just keep your head and tap him--whatever you do, keep tapping him.
Easy sparring now"; "No roughhouse, Bideaux"; "Just light tapping, you know," were admonitions variously addressed to the Iron Man.
Picked the people up,' said Mrs Gowan, tapping the sticks of her closed fan (a large green one, which she used as a hand-screen) on her little table.
She laughed; and again sat tapping her lips with her fan, and tossing her head, as if she added, 'Don't tell me.
He might not have done so even then, but for certain impatient tapping at the door he seemed to denote that some pretty hard knuckles were actively engaged upon the other side.