was driving by; and Jurgis sprang and called, and it swung round to the curb.
Godalming and Morris hurried off in a cab
, we following in another.
Close on the rear of this came a couple of cabs
, the forerun- ners of a long procession of flying vehicles, going for the most part to Chalk Farm station, where the North-Western special trains were loading up, instead of coming down the gradient into Euston.
Sherlock Holmes was not very communicative during the long drive and lay back in the cab
humming the tunes which he had heard in the afternoon.
As we watched him he looked across at a boy who was bawling out the latest edition of the evening paper, and running over among the cabs
and busses, he bought one from him.
It sometimes seemed as if she planned every word she spoke or caused to be spoken; as if all this worry about cabs
and change had been a ruse to surprise the soul.
I don't know how it is, but there always seem to me to be more people, and dogs, and perambulators, and cabs
, and carts about in wet weather than at any other time, and they all get in your way more, and everybody is so disagreeable--except myself--and it does make me so wild.
People were hurrying past them on the pavement, and cabs
and omnibuses rolled by noisily.
A sound of carts and 'orses there was, and a sound of cabs
and omnibuses, and then a lot of whistling, shrill whistles, whistles that froze 'is marrer.
At last, an empty cab
turned up (it is a street where, as a rule, and when they are not wanted, empty cabs
pass at the rate of three a minute, and hang about, and get in your way), and packing ourselves and our belongings into it, and shooting out a couple of Montmorency's friends, who had evidently sworn never to forsake him, we drove away amidst the cheers of the crowd, Biggs's boy shying a carrot after us for luck.
Many people were hurrying through the streets and there were many soldiers, but cabs
were still driving about, tradesmen stood at their shops, and service was being held in the churches as usual.
With the omnibuses and cabs
still running in his head, and his body still tingling with his quick walk along the streets and in and out of traffic and foot-passengers, this drawing-room seemed very remote and still; and the faces of the elderly people were mellowed, at some distance from each other, and had a bloom on them owing to the fact that the air in the drawing-room was thickened by blue grains of mist.