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I would like to ask somebody to help me with the bold text.
Never, he said, was the sensation of giddiness wholly absent; seldom the feeling that he stared with stretched-out arms over
the verge of abysmal voids which wildly wooed his half-consenting foot. Once, as we went, he was hurled, as by unseen powers, to the ground; and there for an hour sprawled, cold in a flow of sweat, with distraught bedazzlement and amaze in eyes that watched the racing house.
M.P.Shiel, Vaila, 1896
I am to understand the abysmal voids lured him to step over the edge and fall down (probably to his destruction)?
Thank you very much
Yes, the void is trying to lure him into falling, although he hasn't done so yet.