By the time they reached the barn, she had a different perspective of the entire situation.
She reached for her luggage.
By the time they reached the spot, the deer had vanished in the trees.
No one was in sight when she reached the building, but the door was open.
But sometimes it was a really noble and inspiring strain that reached these woods, and the trumpet that sings of fame, and I felt as if I could spit a Mexican with a good relish--for why should we always stand for trifles?--and looked round for a woodchuck or a skunk to exercise my chivalry upon.