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Whatever the creature was that had seized him, it apparently had a well-defined purpose in mind, for it walked directly toward the edge of the roof so that it was soon apparent to Tarzan that he was to be hurled to the pavement below--a most efficacious manner of disposing of an intruder.
And when the glance passed these bridges, whose roofs were visibly green, rendered mouldy before their time by the vapors from the water, if it was directed to the left, towards the University, the first edifice which struck it was a large, low sheaf of towers, the Petit-Chàtelet, whose yawning gate devoured the end of the Petit-Pont.
All about him Wieroos were moving across the roofs or winging through the air.
It is a strange conjunction this of roofs and mastheads, of walls and yard-arms.
Therefore I explained more clearly than ever that I liked him immensely, and would he happy to see him in the daytime, but that I didn't care to sleep under his roof.
Tip, with the aid of the Saw-Horse, had brought a large, upholstered sofa to the roof.
If I can reach the roof of the barracks and get my machine I can be in Sab Than's quarters in five minutes; but how am I to escape from this building, guarded as you say it is?
Dorothy saw, underneath the roof on which she stood, several rooms used for rest chambers, and even thought she could make out a number of queer forms huddled into the corners of these rooms.
Thus equipped, Pollyanna in high glee pattered to the moonlit window again, raised the sash, stuffed her burden through to the roof below, then let herself down after it, closing the window carefully behind her--Pollyanna had not forgotten those flies with the marvellous feet that carried things.
She walked toward the house, where a ladder was leaning against the kitchen roof.
Now he took a thinking attitude on the comb of the roof and scratched the back of his head with his right foot a minute, and finally says,
Then the eyes roamed about the campong to rest at last upon the slanting roof of the thatched shed which was its shelter.
The roof ran up to an apex, and was evidently the inner shell of the true roof of the house.
The hut's walls rose without difficulty, and everything went smoothly until the problem of the roof confronted me.
Caswall moved to the door leading to the turret stair by which the roof was reached, and spoke in a peremptory way, whose tone alone made her feel defiant.