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  • "He's with me," Joe said to the door-keeper, who was talking with a policeman.

    Chapter 3

  • The carriage gate and the house door were two contiguous grated gates, adjoining a pavilion built by the architect Perronet, and inhabited by the door-keeper of the cemetery.

    Les Miserables

  • But alf han our – the door-keeper forced his way into the pit, and called out – 'Pray, is one Miss Tyrold here in the play-house?'

    Camilla

  • He flew then to call for his chaise and the door-keeper, for whom Sir

    Camilla

  • “This is no mortal, ‘this is naught save a noble angel’”; 266 and others, “Hath Rizwan, the door-keeper of the Eden-garden, left the gate of Paradise unguarded, that this youth hath come forth.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And when morning dawned, Ala al-Din sold his own mule and committed that of Ahmad to the charge of the door-keeper of the caravanserai, after which they took ship from Ayas port and sailed to Alexandria.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “Who is this Religious?” asked the chief of the caravan, and the door-keeper answered, “There is with us a holy woman, a clean maid and a comely, called Rajihah, to whom they present whoso hath any ailment; and he passeth a single night in her house and awaketh on the morrow, whole and ailing nothing.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Quoth the door-keeper to him, “Is no this thy comrade whom thou robbedst of his silvers and leftest with me sick in the closet doing such and such by him?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • She continued, It hath reached me, O auspicous King, that when the King heard the words spoken by the door-keeper of the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It was dark night when he alighted at the Khan, so he spread out his prayer-carpet and took down the saddle-bags from the back of his mule and gave her with her furniture in charge of the door-keeper that he might walk her about.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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