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    Woo somebody


    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

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    Re: Woo somebody

    Yes, the void is trying to lure him into falling, although he hasn't done so yet.

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