I tugged at the bell pull and somewhere down below a bell rang as unexpected for Therese as a call from a ghost.
She had rung the table-bell from inability to get at the bell pull.
At the end of that time, I stepped up to the fire-place, caught hold of the bell pull, and rang the bell.
"Yes; I'll ring for Dinah," cried Vi, skipping across the room and putting out her hand to lay hold of the bell pull.
There had been a bell pull in the wall, but the brass handle was broken and only the wire remained.
A bell pull seemed to invite investigation; so we gave it a heave.