The ladder did not quite reach, and he had to stand on the top round and stretch for the sill.
The top round of the high ladder which he had climbed so tediously was within his grasp.
He dropped back again to the top round of the ladder in a kind of amazement.
Seth sat down on the top round of the ladder—it was a short one—and took out his knife and a bit of soft wood.
She sprang back to save her eyes, and, in doing so, perceived the top round of a ladder rising from the tree.
Nobody, you know, can stand it to be always on the top round of the ladder to Paradise.
These pictures were considered by the entire neighborhood as resting triumphantly on the top round of the ladder of art.
No sooner was this done than Johann set his foot on the top round and began to descend.
Put the pack behind you again, and move the top card to the front, and turn the one now on top round.
Nevertheless, one should make the effort to stand on the top round of the ladder of human excellence.