"The small door to the left, under the archway," said the portress, more and more amazed.
I ran, rang, and being recognized by the portress, was at once admitted.
This is watched by my portress, an old woman who never sleeps; besides, two monstrous bloodhounds keep guard there.
And the portress looked as though she were resolved to obey her master's orders.
It has its rectoress and portress, and they live with great edification and holy customs.
The portress was expecting him, and he was admitted without a word.
The way thither was down a well; and she was led by the portress, an old woman, into the royal palace.
"The Superior must decide upon your case," said the portress.
The portress, therefore, went to see who was there; and the cause of the knocking was this.
It had a rectoress to care for and govern it, and a portress.