He stepped to a corner of the room and by a ring he raised a trapdoor.
At this juncture, Pierre and Paul Lanier emerge from a trapdoor, cutting off escape.
There was a trapdoor in the floor that was right over the river.
The trapdoor had been left open, and I thought that was the place it came through.
Again he followed, mounting by a ladder, through a trapdoor on to the roof.
It was dark, but the light from the trapdoor enabled them to see a little after a while.
The only access to this back cellar was through a trapdoor in the floor of the room above.
So at night she opened the trapdoor and let herself down by a rope.
However hard they might try, the trapdoor would not budge an inch.
It was Simon's equerry, Thierry, who pushed open the trapdoor.