He began to choke and gag, and meantime the master and the gentleman moved away discussing.
When he comes about nine-thirty to inspect us for the night, we will seize him, gag him, batter him, and early in the morning we will march out of this town, proprietors of this caravan of slaves."
Meanwhile, Grimaud, still mute as ever, drew from the pie the other poniard, the rope ladder and the gag
He came near to bursting a blood vessel in an endeavor to scream "come in" through the stifling gag. After a moment the man knocked again, quite loudly and again called the boy's name.
It was several minutes before the tutor was discovered, so completely had the door covered him; but finally he was dragged forth, his gag and bonds cut away, and a liberal application of cold water had hastened returning consciousness.
Never a word spoke they, and the gag
effectually prevented me speaking.
He tried again and again, and it was impossible; the men who had knotted that gag
knew the difference between what a man can do with his hands in front of him and what he can do with his hands behind his head.
My hands once free, it was a matter of minutes to loosen my legs and to take the gag
out of my mouth.
He too was aroused from his studies by a tawny naked arm round his throat, by a bandage over his eyes, and by a gag
in his mouth.
If they meant to execute him at La Greve, it could scarcely be worth while to gag
him, as they had nearly reached the place of execution.
Don Quixote, seeing them examining him so attentively, and that none of them spoke to him or put any question to him, determined to take advantage of their silence; so, breaking his own, he lifted up his voice and said, "Worthy sirs, I entreat you as earnestly as I can not to interrupt an argument I wish to address to you, until you find it displeases or wearies you; and if that come to pass, on the slightest hint you give me I will put a seal upon my lips and a gag
upon my tongue."
The man opened his mouth to shout, but already, with lightning-like dexterity, his assailant had inserted a gag
between his teeth.