During these minutes I sat with eyes on the portieres and a frog in my throat.
When we called in the dog she stepped to the portieres and commenced her vigil.
With a clink of glasses, Cunningham entered through the portieres.
In the midst of the mirth, the portieres were lifted and Gwendolyn came in.
"I overheard part of the tale from behind the portieres," he says.