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head of the stairs

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  • She had run up in her bedgown to his door to call him as usual; then had gone back to dress and call the others; and in ten minutes was walking to the head of the stairs with the candle in her hand.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • He found them at the head of the stairs in conference with Mrs. Aceworthy, a formidable figure in mottled flannel, which she drew unhappily about her when she saw Alleyn.

    Died in the Wool

  • Just then, a clatter at the head of the stairs announced the arrival of Madame Dort, genius of malaises and melancholia.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Chuff-chuff, chuff-chuff — the engine, moving backward behind the car on this return run down the single track, was picking up speed, the conductor at the back of the car slamming the back-platform gate closed, and the second cop's helmet rose into sight at the head of the stairs we were racing toward.

    Time and Again

  • In the hall on my way to the head of the stairs I passed Augusta's room.

    Beacon Street Mourning

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