Like those who stand in the street and gape at
the passers-by: thus do they also wait, and gape at
the thoughts which others have thought.
That meaning at least, while he gaped, it offered him; for he could but gape at
his other self in this other anguish, gape as a proof that HE, standing there for the achieved, the enjoyed, the triumphant life, couldn't be faced in his triumph.
All of these people stared at me, talked about me, ran into the huts and fetched out their families to gape at
me; but no- body ever noticed that other fellow, except to make him humble salutation and get no response for their pains.
I was surprised how well it actually works - it didn't gape at
all and was really comfortable.
Mules helped gold miners reach claims, tourists gape at
spectacular views, conservationists locate natural wonders, the Sierra Club find wilderness worth saving, hunters spot game, and Federal Land Management surveyors lay out tracts to preserve.