I turned again in time to see the gate of a nearby cage thrown open and three monstrous white apes spring into the arena.
The guard lolled before the unbarred gate of the cage which confined me.
"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."
At this oath, which was the favorite of Louis XI., some one seemed to awaken in the interior of the cage; the sound of chains was heard, grating on the floor, and a feeble voice, which seemed to issue from the tomb was uplifted.
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.
And then, when his back was turned as he went down the cage
, Collins stepped directly in the way of his return path and stood still.
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.
Carthoris turned suddenly upon the slave, hurling him to the opposite side of the cage
Will you be quiet!" screamed the lady of the house, covering the cage
with an embroidered white pocket handkerchief.