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For, what would staid British responsibility and respectability have said to orange-trees in boxes in a Bank courtyard, and even to a Cupid over the counter?
Together we threaded the long hall and reached the balcony overlooking the courtyard, without being detected.
The duke had now descended to the courtyard of the castle, and going up to Tosilos he said to him, "Is it true, sir knight, that you yield yourself vanquished, and that moved by scruples of conscience you wish to marry this damsel?
The Soldier hastened to do this, while Tip, who had arrived at his heels, remained in the courtyard to look at the Scarecrow with wondering eyes.
As he glanced about the courtyard, he saw fully fifty of the hideous beasts, squatting on their haunches, and at a little distance from him another human being, closely guarded.
Before I could stir in the matter, the men who had followed me across the courtyard crowded in.
The courtyard of the hotel was so arranged, that whenever there was any occasion for it, it could be used as a riding-school.
Anatole followed the maid into the courtyard, turned the corner, and ran up into the porch.
We finally came upon my thoats in the courtyard where I had left them, and placing the trappings upon them we hastened through the building to the avenue beyond.
The latter, his heart palpitating more than ever, entered the courtyard without dismounting.
Husband, there is not near room enough for us in this cottage; the courtyard and the garden are a great deal too small; I should like to have a large stone castle to live in: go to the fish again and tell him to give us a castle.
To right of the courtyard are the stables and coach-house; to left, the kitchen, wood-house, and laundry.