They open and shut the trap-doors
without any particular reason.
In the trap-door
itself was found a square aperture cut in the wood, apparently with some exceedingly sharp instrument, just behind the bolt which fastened the door on the inner side.
But before I could guess what he had comprehended, he had dropped the trap-door
into place, closing the lazarette.
We entered it, and found the trap-door
which led to the staircase, but we had great difficulty in raising it, because the prince had fastened it down underneath with the plaster he had brought with him.
With great activity, considering his bulk, he sprang up the steps and squeezed through into the garret, and immediately afterwards we heard his exulting voice proclaiming that he had found the trap-door
said Monks, closing the trap-door
, which fell heavily back into its former position.
We heard his fine voice no more, but we could feel him straining every thew against the trap-door
upon which Raffles and I stood side by side.
Then, as the gate began to give way amidst the triumphant shouts of the mob, she opened a little trap-door
, and said, --
The stone stairs leading down into the vaults could be closed at will by a heavy trap-door
in the back hall, which we found open.
fell, and the man whipped up his horse.