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  • He walked slowly down the sunlit courtway on which the back door of the club opened, swinging his stick and meditating.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920

  • They were come now to the narrow street communicating with the courtway in which the great treasure-house of Huang Chow was situated, and Lala stopped at the corner.

    Tales of Chinatown

  • Before I could say another word or strive to detain him, he turned and ran off along a narrow courtway which at this point branched from the street.

    The Golden Scorpion

  • All around the courtway were flower-boxes in the windows; down below, the fountain cheerfully bubbled and gurgled, and from clear off in the unseen rumbled the traffic of the great city.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great

  • She spoke to the women, addressing the one who seemed to be leader as sister, and asked the others to follow her back into the courtway away from the sound of the street, so they could have prayers.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great

  • The only thing that tempted me to stay was the fact that the one window was made up of little diamond panes set in a leaden sash, and that this window looked out on a little courtway where a dozen palms and as many ferns grew lush and green in green tubs and where in the center a fountain spurted.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great

  • Beneath the old chateau dances a mountain brook, cold from the Jura; in the great courtway is a fountain and fish-pond, and all around are flowering plants and stately palms.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great

  • When it was time to file out the side-door into the courtway, she would linger at prayers, then slip out another door, and unseen glide up Chartres Street to Canal, and once there, mingle in the throng that filled the wide thoroughfare.

    The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories

  • The organ pealed forth as mass ended, the throng slowly filed out, and the sisters paced through the courtway back into the brown convent walls.

    The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories

  • All around the courtway were flower-boxes in the windows; down below, the fountain cheerfully bubbled and gurgled, and from clear off in the unseen rumbled the traffic of the great city.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 02 Little Journeys To the Homes of Famous Women

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