But in spite of this valiant champion of fair ladies in distress, the Baron would not return the lock
. So a deadly battle followed in which the ladies fought against the gentlemen, and in which the sprites also took part.
Then all rode farther on their journey, till the day grew so warm, and the sun so scorching, that the bride began to feel very thirsty again; and at last, when they came to a river, she forgot her maid's rude speech, and said, 'Pray get down, and fetch me some water to drink in my golden cup.' But the maid answered her, and even spoke more haughtily than before: 'Drink if you will, but I shall not be your waiting-maid.' Then the princess was so thirsty that she got off her horse, and lay down, and held her head over the running stream, and cried and said, 'What will become of me?' And the lock
of hair answered her again:
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.
Then I heard a key inserted and turned in the lock
"The Doctor and all the animals have been caught by the King's men and locked
up again," whispered Polynesia.
Got home late and tired; locked
his door, took out the key, and went to bed.
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.
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?
Two of the keys entered the lock
, and one of them turned round once, but not the second time.
These he tried only to find each securely locked
. The corridor wound more erratically the farther he advanced.
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.
The house has to be closed and locked
, and I shall trot around to the pigeon house, and shall send Celestine over in the morning to straighten things up."
I threw open the door of the bedroom next to mine, and went and locked
myself into my own room.
Screw, go down into my private laboratory, open the table-drawer nearest the window, and bring up a locked
book, with a parchment cover, which you will find in it."
"No doubt," interrupted Rouletabille, chuckling,--"only there is no blood, either on the lock
or on the bolt!"