The chains that held my left leg were about two yards long, and gave me not only the liberty of walking backwards and forwards
in a semicircle, but, being fixed within four inches of the gate, allowed me to creep in, and lie at my full length in the temple.
"Wait for me here on these steps," said the Raven.He moved his head backwards and forwards
and flew away.
Up he clambered a few feet, drew up the loose end after him, unslung his belt, held on with knee and with elbow while he spliced the long, tough leathern belt to the end of the cord: then lowering himself as far as he could go, he swung backwards and forwards
until his hand reached the crack, when he left the rope and clung to the face of the cliff.