He could not help but appreciate the dramatic qualities of the situation; that the richest man in Wall
Street should appear in person to plead for a humble and weaker brother.
But here I can creep smoothly on the floor, and my shoulder just fits in that long smooch around the wall
, so I cannot lose my way.
With a brief sketch, therefore, of the circumstances amid which the foundation of the house was laid, and a rapid glimpse at its quaint exterior, as it grew black in the prevalent east wind,--pointing, too, here and there, at some spot of more verdant mossiness on its roof and walls
,--we shall commence the real action of our tale at an epoch not very remote from the present day.
It proved to be an extensive pile of crumbling walls
, arches, and towers, massive, properly grouped for picturesque effect, weedy, grass-grown, and satisfactory.
Fruit-trees were trained flat against the wall
, and over some of the beds there were glass frames.
But in the round keep, a shape only seen in the most ancient castles the chambers excavated in the thickness of the walls
and buttresses the difficulty by which access is gained from one story to those above it, Coningsburgh still retains the simplicity of its origin, and shows by what slow degrees man proceeded from occupying such rude and inconvenient lodgings, as were afforded by the galleries of the Castle of Mousa, to the more splendid accommodations of the Norman castles, with all their stern and Gothic graces.
The Persian and Raoul could retreat no farther and flattened themselves against the wall
, not knowing what was going to happen because of that incomprehensible head of fire, and especially now, because of the more intense, swarming, living, "numerous" sound, for the sound was certainly made up of hundreds of little sounds that moved in the darkness, under the fiery face.
They went along a little walk on planks, under a sunny red- brick wall
We will attempt it, at least, by piercing the wall
that surrounds us.
As though such a stone wall
really were a consolation, and really did contain some word of conciliation, simply because it is as true as twice two makes four.
Suddenly, about nine o'clock in the evening, Edmond heard a hollow sound in the wall
against which he was lying.
At a hundred steps, on turning to the left, you will find the wall
of the park; get over it, and in three leaps you will be on the road and free.