For three years I had been listening to the voice of Hope, and for three years I had waited for a footstep on my threshold.
You can hear every footstep, which detracts from the experience exponentially.
A tread, every footstep of which might have been passing over them, was close at hand.
Here is something like the footstep of one who has worn a shoe; can it be that of our friend?
I was just falling into a troubled sleep when a footstep on the gallery startled me back to consciousness.
But no footstep ever passed the floor immediately below: except his own.
It was very rare for a footstep, except on Sundays, to cross that lovely spot.
No sound of footstep was stirring; no sign of human figure in sight.
There wasn't a sound now, but she could have sworn she had heard a footstep on the hallway above, or on the upper stairs.
Yes, it was a footstep light and rapid, coming along the gravel-walk.