Here is something like the footstep of one who has worn a shoe; can it be that of our friend?
"I heard a footstep in the hall, and it was my duty to see who was passing," he said.
He had recognised the footstep while it was yet seventy mtres away.
But no footstep ever passed the floor immediately below: except his own.
No sound of footstep was stirring; no sign of human figure in sight.
And yet she knew that she was listening—listening in dread—for a footstep in the house.
The footstep, real or imagined, broke our conversation at that point, and we did not resume it.
Yes, it was a footstep light and rapid, coming along the gravel-walk.
Towards evening, he heard a footstep approaching, and sprang up.
William ceased to growl, for far down the road he had heard a footstep that he knew.