The quotation comes from Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre (Chap. 27) | Genius Quotation: “You come out at last,” he said. “Well, I have been waiting for you long, and listening: yet not one movement have I heard, nor one sob: five minutes more of that death-like hush, and I should have forced the lock like a burglar. So you shun me?—you shut yourself up and grieve alone! === Hi everyone! I don’t quite understand the bold part. I try to interpret it as below. Is it correct? The sentence => If that death-like hush had continued for five minutes more, I should have broken the lock to go into your chamber like a burglar.