"A valet, of stealthy step, thence conducted me, in silence, through many dark and intricate passages in my progress to the studio of his master" and " the ebon blackness of the floors."
"The now ghastly pallor of the skin, and the now miraculous lustre of the eve, above all things startled and even awed me."
"As if a shield of brass had indeed, at the moment, fallen heavily upon a floor of silver, became aware of a distinct, hollow, metallic, and clangorous, yet apparently muffled reverberation."
"There was blood upon her white robes, and the evidence of some bitter struggle upon every portion of her emaciated frame."
"The vault in which we placed it was small, damp, and entirely without means of admission for light; lying, at great depth, immediately beneath that portion of the building in which was my own sleeping apartment."
"A barely perceptible fissure, which, extending from the roof of the building in front, made its way down the wall in a zigzag direction" and "Barely-discernible fissure of which I have before spoken as extending from the roof of the building, in a zigzag direction, to the base."