It was this district he was seeking, and it was for this reason his search had led him away from the main gate
of the city which he knew would not be located in a poor district.
I walked slowly through the gates
, but when I was without the gates
the anguish that took me because of my burnt hand was more than I could bear.
"Thank ye," said John, "I think you are quite in the right place, and maybe a little scratching will teach you not to leap a pony over a gate
that is too high for him," and so with that John rode off.
There was a bell beside the gate
, and Dorothy pushed the button and heard a silvery tinkle sound within.
They stopped before the gate
. It was a mighty thing.
Ranging her mare alongside, she bent, slid the catch, and followed the opening gate
"The bird that found us has flown to the gate
to warn the guard."
From the streets beyond the high wall and the strong gate
, there came the usual night hum of the city, with now and then an indescribable ring in it, weird and unearthly, as if some unwonted sounds of a terrible nature were going up to Heaven.
Mavra Kuzminichna opened the gate
and an officer of eighteen, with the round face of a Rostov, entered the yard.
"If I may make so bold, I would not try to enter the city from this gate
, as 'tis closely guarded since yesterday.
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.
Then he turned back still running, stopping only when he reached the park gate
, where he again consulted his watch and then put it away in his pocket, shrugging his shoulders with a gesture of discouragement.