Now and then came a gap
in the lightning, and the night swallowed them up.
The gaps remain, and there are not unpopular lodgings among the rubbish.
Only one Mercury in powder gapes disconsolate at the hall-window; and he mentioned last night to another Mercury of his acquaintance, also accustomed to good society, that if that sort of thing was to last--which it couldn't, for a man of his spirits couldn't bear it, and a man of his figure couldn't be expected to bear it--there would be no resource for him, upon his honour, but to cut his throat!
That gap was altogether fortunate for me, for the narrow chimney, slanting obliquely upward, must have impeded the nearer pursuers.
Then suddenly it turned parallel with the edge of a steep-walled gap, which came without warning, like the ha-ha of an English park,-- turned with an unexpected abruptness.
At the same moment a vague shadowy figure emerged from the gap for which they had been making, and uttered the plaintive signal cry again, on which a second man appeared out of the obscurity.
The instant that their footsteps had died away in the distance, Jefferson Hope sprang to his feet, and helping his companions through the gap, led the way across the fields at the top of his speed, supporting and half-carrying the girl when her strength appeared to fail her.
As I stood agape, I saw a little red spark go drifting across a gap
of starlight between the branches, and vanish.
There was an interval of four years and more between Tess and the next of the family, the two who had filled the gap
having died in their infancy, and this lent her a deputy-maternal attitude when she was alone with her juniors.
Morgan, when he was driven from Cumberland Gap
to the Ohio river by General Kirby Smith.
There was no place where they could bathe; the whole of the river-bank was trampled by the cattle and open to the road; even walks were impossible, for the cattle strayed into the garden through a gap
in the hedge, and there was one terrible bull, who bellowed, and therefore might be expected to gore somebody.
"Stop it from without!" cried Hawtayne, seizing the end of the wet sail with which the gap
had been plugged.