The inner guards went down beneath howling mobs, and the cages vomited forth their inmates hot with the lust to kill.
I turned again in time to see the gate of a nearby cage thrown open and three monstrous white apes spring into the arena.
There have been used in this cage," continued the other, "two hundred and twenty great bolts of iron, of nine feet, and of eight, the rest of medium length, with the rowels, caps and counterbands appertaining to the said bolts; weighing, the said iron in all, three thousand, seven hundred and thirty-five pounds; beside eight great squares of iron, serving to attach the said cage in place with clamps and nails weighing in all two hundred and eighteen pounds, not reckoning the iron of the trellises for the windows of the chamber wherein the cage hath been placed, the bars of iron for the door of the cage and other things.
The lamentable voice which had proceeded from the cage had frozen all present, even Master Olivier himself.
Tarzan pushed him roughly into the cage, and in another moment Rabba Kega understood.
But his constant jabbering not only annoyed Tarzan, who worked in silence, but suggested that later the black might raise his voice in cries for succor, so he stepped out of the cage, gathered a handful of grass and a small stick and returning, jammed the grass into Rabba Kega's mouth, laid the stick crosswise between his teeth and fastened it there with the thong from Rabba Kega's loin cloth.
All the while Cluny entertained us with stories of Prince Charlie's stay in the Cage
, giving us the very words of the speakers, and rising from his place to show us where they stood.
He backed the animal down the length of the cage
, continually rapping at the nose and keeping it down to the floor.
I've seen him drunk, and on a wager go into the cage
of a lion that'd turned nasty, and without a stick beat him to a finish.
By God, I begin to see that you will have to keep him company in the cage
, and be enchanted like him for having caught some of his humour and chivalry.
Then he grasped the control lever, and as the cage
shot downward at sickening speed, the bowman grappled with the slave.
screamed the lady of the house, covering the cage
with an embroidered white pocket handkerchief.