What time was it when he was awakened by that delicate 'rat-tat' to see his tutor standing in the door-way with a cup of tea?
In the same moment there sounded again a rat-tat at the outer door.
She accordingly beat a rat-tat on the open front door of the old house.
The rat-tat, one of the double sort, imperiously summoned him to the door.
At that moment there came a loud, double "rat-tat" at the street door, which made them both jump.
Shortly after noon she was startled by the rat-tat of a telegraph boy.
Soon after his departure there was a visitor's rat-tat at the door; it heralded Mrs Goby.
A rat-tat with the knocker brought 'Melia Jane to the street door.
Her sleeves were rolled up, and the flour was flying, when a rat-tat came to the door.
The rat-tat of Latimer's crop had hardly sounded before a cheery young voice rang out on the air.