A few yards from the storeroom a ladder rose from the corridor through an aperture in the ceiling.
Here he raised the body and thrust it into the aperture where Bradley saw it drop suddenly from sight.
Sometimes they wore necklaces of small carnation flowers, strung like rubies upon a fibre of tappa, or displayed in their ears a single white bud, the stem thrust backward through the aperture
, and showing in front the delicate petals folded together in a beautiful sphere, and looking like a drop of the purest pearl.
Ajor, having less knowledge of the effectiveness of firearms than I, and therefore greater confidence in them, entreated me to shoot the beast; but I knew that the chance that I could stop it with a single shot was most remote, while that I should but infuriate it was real and present; and so I waited for what seemed an eternity, watching those devilish points of fire glaring balefully at us, and listening to the ever-increasing volume of those seismic growls which seemed to rumble upward from the bowels of the earth, shaking the very cliffs beneath which we cowered, until at last I saw that the brute was again approaching the aperture
But instead of the darkness, and the thick and mephitic atmosphere he had expected to find, Dantes saw a dim and bluish light, which, as well as the air, entered, not merely by the aperture
he had just formed, but by the interstices and crevices of the rock which were visible from without, and through which he could distinguish the blue sky and the waving branches of the evergreen oaks, and the tendrils of the creepers that grew from the rocks.
Jav's screams rose weird and horrible in their ears, and then the three found themselves piled upon the royal couch of Tario, which had stuck within the aperture
at the base of the marble funnel.
Then before I reached the aperture
I heard the yelp of a staghound.
At that very moment Grimaud drew back the cloak which hid the aperture
and came in with his face livid, his eyes staring wide open with terror, so that the pupils were contracted almost to nothing, with a large circle of white around them.
he had said for the third time, to his comedians, speaking machines; then as he was marching with great strides in front of the marble table, a fancy seized him to go and appear in his turn at the aperture
of the chapel, were it only for the pleasure of making a grimace at that ungrateful populace.
Swinging myself in, I found it was the aperture
of a narrow horizontal tunnel in which I could lie down and rest.
One after another he pulled out the blocks until he had opened an aperture
large enough to admit his body, then he crawled through into a large, low chamber.
The entrance into this metallic tower was by a narrow aperture
contrived in the wall of the cone.
With the usual hastiness and unreasoning jealousy of her Sex, she flew at once to the conclusion that a Woman had entered the house through some small aperture
I heard it give a peculiar thick cry, and forthwith another of these creatures appeared darkly in the deep shadow of the aperture
From the blank darkness outside came in, through the aperture
that served for a window, all the ever unfamiliar noises of night in the wilderness--the long nameless note of a distant coyote; the stilly pulsing thrill of tireless insects in trees; strange cries of night birds, so different from those of the birds of day; the drone of great blundering beetles, and all that mysterious chorus of small sounds that seem always to have been but half heard when they have suddenly ceased, as if conscious of an indiscretion.