said he in a tone of vexation and placed his hand on the gate
as if to leave.
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.
Now then," said John to the coachman, "God commands man to do all that is in his power to preserve his life; go, and drive to another gate
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.
Silently he moved north past the gateway which was closed by a massive gate
which effectively barred even the slightest glimpse within the city beyond.
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
Still the Trojans and brave Hector would not yet have broken down the gates
and the great bar, had not Jove turned his son Sarpedon against the Argives as a lion against a herd of horned cattle.
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.