Twenty minutes passed, and then he too heard a footfall in the passage outside, and the swish of a dress.
His footfall was a feathery thing that carried him like a shadow to the door.
Suddenly the faintest possible creak of a footfall on the floor behind him.
Or else, in some barroom, a footfall from behind and a bullet through the back.
At half-past six there was the footfall as of one man on the stairs, and he descended slowly.
There had been no knock, but he had just recognised the footfall coming up the stairs.
We feel the kingdom throb to its centre at Assyria's first footfall on the border.
In the utter silence there was no suspicion of the pat of a footfall.
In the twilight of the unlighted streets scarce a footfall is heard.
When he was supposed to be at his studies, not a voice was heard, not a footfall on the stairs.