I was not free from apprehension that he would come back to propound through the gate
, "And sixteen?
You were ever a strange man, to whom the gates
of distance are no bar.
And then," said the Sheriff jumping up with alacrity, "we shall see on which side of the gate
they stop over-night
Menestheus son of Peteos was dismayed when he saw them, for it was against his part of the wall that they came-- bringing destruction with them; he looked along the wall for some chieftain to support his comrades and saw the two Ajaxes, men ever eager for the fray, and Teucer, who had just come from his tent, standing near them; but he could not make his voice heard by shouting to them, so great an uproar was there from crashing shields and helmets and the battering of gates
with a din which reached the skies.
In front of them, and at the end of the road of yellow brick, was a big gate
, all studded with emeralds that glittered so in the sun that even the painted eyes of the Scarecrow were dazzled by their brilliancy.
They soon reached the summit of the hill, and, evidently intending this point to be the limit of their promenade, slackened pace and turned all three aside to the gate
whereat Tess had paused an hour before that time to reconnoitre the town before descending into it.
And as soon as the officer let go of the gate
handle she turned and, hurrying away on her old legs, went through the back yard to the servants' quarters.
She was advancing with wide eyes fixed upon the city gate
Occasionally a rebel Fig climbs over the fence into the world, and such a one was Miss Mabel Grey, of whom I shall tell you when we come to Miss Mabel Grey's gate
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.
The bird that found us has flown to the gate
to warn the guard.
For a time there was the sound of excited discussion within the palisade, but at length a half-dozen warriors came and opened the gates
, peering anxiously out in evident trepidation as to the nature of the creature which they should find waiting there.