At the breakfast-table, comfortably near the hearth, sat Horace Milbrey.
The hearth bore a uniform appearance, and did not seem to have been tampered with.
He certainly had warmed a snake on his hearth, and how was he to be rid of it?
Seizing the lamp from the hearth, she hastened to the window that overlooked the street-door.
How it came, how it was passed from hearth to ...