1 We mean to leave no stone unturned to carry out our intent.
2 The moment it touched the stone the poor thing became quiet and fell all into a tremble.
3 It was open, and led through a stone passage to a circular stairway, which went steeply down.
4 And so the circle goes on ever widening, like as the ripples from a stone thrown in the water.
5 It contains in all some twenty acres, quite surrounded by the solid stone wall above mentioned.
6 The stones are big and roughly cut, and the mortar has by process of time been washed away between them.
7 After a little while, not hearing any sound, I came out and went up the stone stair to where I could look out towards the South.
8 I could see even in the dim light that the stone was massively carved, but that the carving had been much worn by time and weather.
9 It is surrounded by a high wall, of ancient structure, built of heavy stones, and has not been repaired for a large number of years.
10 The Castle of Dracula now stood out against the red sky, and every stone of its broken battlements was articulated against the light of the setting sun.
11 They were all locked, as I had expected, and the locks were comparatively new; but I went down the stone stairs to the hall where I had entered originally.
12 I went whilst my courage was fresh straight to the window on the south side, and at once got outside on the narrow ledge of stone which runs around the building on this side.
13 Then he took out my traps, and placed them on the ground beside me as I stood close to a great door, old and studded with large iron nails, and set in a projecting doorway of massive stone.
14 To the west was a great valley, and then, rising far away, great jagged mountain fastnesses, rising peak on peak, the sheer rock studded with mountain ash and thorn, whose roots clung in cracks and crevices and crannies of the stone.
15 I saw the fingers and toes grasp the corners of the stones, worn clear of the mortar by the stress of years, and by thus using every projection and inequality move downwards with considerable speed, just as a lizard moves along a wall.
16 It was a shock to me to turn from the wonderful smoky beauty of a sunset over London, with its lurid lights and inky shadows and all the marvellous tints that come on foul clouds even as on foul water, and to realise all the grim sternness of my own cold stone building, with its wealth of breathing misery, and my own desolate heart to endure it all.