As they walked across the hall towards the river, Elizabeth turned back to look again; her uncle and aunt stopped also, and while the former was conjecturing as to the date of the building, the owner of it himself suddenly came forward from the road, which led behind it to the stables.
On reaching the house, they were shown through the hall into the saloon, whose northern aspect rendered it delightful for summer.
Upon this information, they instantly passed through the hall once more, and ran across the lawn after their father, who was deliberately pursuing his way towards a small wood on one side of the paddock.
She got up, and ran out of the room; and returned no more, till she heard them passing through the hall to the dining parlour.
In the hall they parted.
Alice took up the fan and gloves, and, as the hall was very hot, she kept fanning herself all the time she went on talking: ‘Dear, dear!
When my father returned from Milan, he found playing with me in the hall of our villa a child fairer than pictured cherub—a creature who seemed to shed radiance from her looks and whose form and motions were lighter than the chamois of the hills.
Servant [at the hall door].
[Brings his fur coat from the hall and warms it at the fire.]
The NURSE comes forward with the children; NORA shuts the hall door.]