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You can hardly believe you are only where you are, and you are convinced that the map must be wrong; and, when you have trudged along for what seems to you at least ten miles, and still the lock is not in sight, you begin to seriously fear that somebody must have sneaked it, and run off with it.
Thus, says the poet, Belinda has no longer need to mourn her lost lock, for it will be famous to the end of time as a bright star among the stars--
And as she leaned down to drink, the lock of hair fell from her bosom, and floated away with the water.
The Trust might be locked up in any one of some twenty receptacles for papers, situated in four different rooms; and which room was the likeliest to look in, which receptacle was the most promising to begin with, which position among other heaps of papers the one paper needful might be expected to occupy, was more than she could say.
Under his stringy black locks I saw his ear; it jumped upon me suddenly close to my face.
You might be took with your deadness again, half a mile off--or half of half a quarter, for the matter of that--and then it would be asked, Why did that there honest Deputy Lock, let her go, instead of putting her safe with the Parish?
Ten minutes after, he saw her leave the room again, and lock it twice.
The chambermaid returned, completed her work, locked the door of the dressing-room on the inner side, locked the principal entrance-door on leaving the room, and returned the key to Agnes in the drawing-room.
At the first stroke--without touching the lock of his door, without setting foot in his room--I had the towel over his face.
Remember, monsieur, that there were four of us and we couldn't fail to see everything--the chamber is so small and scantily furnished, and all was locked behind in the pavilion."
A servant came into the room to tell Adam that there was some strange noise coming from the locked room into which he had gone when he came in.
THE Warden of a Penitentiary was one day putting locks on the doors of all the cells when a mechanic said to him:
Take them all back to prison and put double locks on the door.
He attempted to open the door only to find that it resisted his every effort--it was locked upon the outside.
In vain the doors of the upper entry had been locked; the ghost either carried a duplicate key in its pocket, or availed itself of a ghost's immemorial privilege of coming through the keyhole, and promenaded as before, with a freedom that was alarming.