But that crowd of people had a far narrower escape than mine.
In the sudden thud, hiss, and glare of the igniting trees, the panic-stricken crowd seems to have swayed hesitatingly for some moments.
Dinah did not know that the crowd was silent, gazing at her with a sort of awe--she did not even know how near they were to the fatal spot, when the cart stopped, and she shrank appalled at a loud shout hideous to her ear, like a vast yell of demons.
It was a shout of sudden excitement at the appearance of a horseman cleaving the crowd at full gallop.
So sure as any member, just arrived, with dress disordered and dishevelled hair, came struggling through the crowd in the lobby, it yelled and screamed in triumph; and when the door of the House, partially and cautiously opened by those within for his admission, gave them a momentary glimpse of the interior, they grew more wild and savage, like beasts at the sight of prey, and made a rush against the portal which strained its locks and bolts in their staples, and shook the very beams.
'We must succeed and will!' echoed the crowd. And so among their shouts and cheers and other cries, he bowed to them and retired, and presently came back again.
But at once there was an outbreak of laughter and exclamations in the crowd
From the faces of a score or so in the crowd
, the self-contained look faded.
had gathered in front of the barn and before the crowd
walked Wesley, prancing up and down boasting.
It must be stated, in honor of the good sense of the loungers of Paris, that the greater part of this crowd
directed their steps towards the bonfire, which was quite in season, or towards the mystery play, which was to be presented in the grand hall of the Palais de Justice (the courts of law), which was well roofed and walled; and that the curious left the poor, scantily flowered maypole to shiver all alone beneath the sky of January, in the cemetery of the Chapel of Braque.
The entire crowd
now joined as if in one cry; all the cries united formed one immense howl.
See, here's an officer jammed in too"- different voices were saying in the crowd
, as the men looked at one another, and all pressed toward the exit from the bridge.