Mavra Kuzminichna opened the gate
and an officer of eighteen, with the round face of a Rostov, entered the yard.
You may know that the gates
are fast locked, for this morning, to all who would come in, although they let any pass out who will."
"Yes, from prison, perhaps, but not from the town; you will see, Van Deken, that the poor fellow will find the gate
closed against him which he hoped to find open."
Like a bitterly angry croaking ran the sound through the long corridors when the leaves of the gate
opened: ungraciously did this bird cry, unwillingly was it awakened.
He came presently to a small gate
beside which was a low building and before the doorway of the building a warrior standing guard.
Then she, the Inkosazana, pointed with the rod of ivory to the gates
of ivory; but still they stood before her, not moving.
Then the Guardian of the Gates
put on his own glasses and told them he was ready to show them to the Palace.
So the girl passed through the gates
, bearing a white flag to show she was on a mission of peace, and came to Glinda's tent.
She was advancing with wide eyes fixed upon the city gate
. He looked in the direction of her gaze, but saw nothing.
The eagle let go her hold; she did not succeed in taking it home to her little ones, and so will it be--with ourselves; even though by a mighty effort we break through the gates
and wall of the Achaeans, and they give way before us, still we shall not return in good order by the way we came, but shall leave many a man behind us whom the Achaeans will do to death in defence of their ships.
"The bird that found us has flown to the gate
to warn the guard."
He had managed to coax old Brus, the gardener, into letting him have the key to the little postern gate
on the plea that he wished to indulge in a midnight escapade, hinting broadly of a fair lady who was to be the partner of his adventure, and, what was more to the point with Brus, at the same time slipping a couple of golden zecchins into the gardener's palm.