But to the chamber which lies most westwardly of the seven, there are now none of the maskers who venture; for the night is waning away; and there flows a ruddier light through the blood-coloured panes; and the blackness of the sable drapery appals; and to him whose foot falls upon the sable carpet, there comes from the near clock of ebony a muffled peal more solemnly emphatic than any which reaches their ears who indulged in the more remote gaieties of the other apartments
"Very well; but will monsieur keep all the apartments
Without another glance toward me, who had stood a spectator of the tragic scene, the nobles wheeled and fled from the apartment
through another exit.
We could not escape the way that we had entered the apartment
, for not only was the corridor now choked with debris, but beyond the corridor there were doubtless many members of the emperor's household who would stop us.
The veriest bumpkin, on entering an apartment
so bedizzened, would be instantly aware of something wrong, although he might be altogether unable to assign a cause for his dissatisfaction.
There is one who is held here in the palace in a very beautiful apartment
. He is their god of gods.
He knit his brows, and fixed his eyes for an instant on the ground; as he raised them, the folding doors at the bottom of the hall were cast wide, and, preceded by the major-domo with his wand, and four domestics bearing blazing torches, the guests of the evening entered the apartment
"Oh, he won't return; and if he should, he will be told that I have brought a woman with me, and that woman is in his apartment
The King and De Montfort had now crossed the smaller apartment
and were within the room where the outlaw stood at bay.
But candles had been placed in the chandeliers and lustres, and the attendants were so far recovered from surprise as to recollect their use; the oversight was immediately remedied, and in a minute the apartment
was in a blaze of light.
In a moment or two the man-servant appeared from the inner apartment
, crossed the floor and presently reappeared, ushering in a visitor.
Mademoiselle Stangerson had her apartment
in the right wing.