[...] The words meant that Tommy thought it could only enter by way of the stair, and Shovel quivered with delight. H'st! he cried, dramatically, and to his joy Tommy looked anxiously down the stair, instead of up it. Did you hear it? Tommy whispered. Before he could control himself Shovel blurted out: Do you think as they come on their feet? How then? demanded Tommy; but Shovel had exhausted his kwledge of the subject. Tommy, who[...].