all were quiet in the house - every one respected the slumber of their lord.
They both heard a curious roly-poly noise
under the attic floor.
I don't blame you a bit, Esmeralda," said Clayton, "and you certainly did hit it off right when you called them `lonesome' noises
The speaker appeared to throw a boot-jack, or some such article, at the person he addressed, to rouse him from his slumbers: for the noise
of a wooden body, falling violently, was heard; and then an indistinct muttering, as of a man between sleep and awake.
After a short interval of silence the noise
burst out again.
Mistress Affery having no taste for reading, and no sufficient light for needlework in the subdued room, supposing her to have the inclination, now sat every night in the dimness from which she had momentarily emerged on the evening of Arthur Clennam's return, occupied with crowds of wild speculations and suspicions respecting her mistress and her husband and the noises
in the house.
It swelled with amazing speed to a profound clamor that involved the earth in noises
I think,' said Olof, 'that your wooer will come up through the floor of the castle to you, and so you must be prepared when you hear the noise
of his coming and the floor begins to open, and have at hand blazing pitch, and pour plenty of it into the opening.
He was just about to resume his trudge in the twilight, telling himself it was no affair of his, but instinctively twisting and untwisting twenty theories about what the odd noises
They hesitated to advance; but, as the noise
did no harm, they entered through the whitewashed wall and quickly discovered the cause of the turmoil.
I reached down and got my walking-shoes, then sat up in bed and listened, in order to exactly locate the noise
Toward midnight Charles heard a great noise
beneath his window.