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Examples of Mortice
In the same room, arranged in cases round the wall, is a collection of several objects which, if scarcely to be classed under the head of furniture, are articles of luxury and comfort, and demonstrate the extraordinary state of civilisation enjoyed by the old Egyptians, and help us to form a picture of their domestic habits.
An Egyptian of High Rank Seated.
The inside of the wardrobe revealed nothing of interest.
It was locked, and though with his wire he eventually shot back the bolt, the trouble he had, proved that the lock was one of first quality.
Descending farther he allowed the floor to drop gently into place above his head, thus leaving no trace of his passage.
Having examined the pivoted floor to make sure there was no secret catch which could fasten and imprison him below, he stepped on to the ladder and began to descend.