In order to show what a fierce and dangerous spirit was now aroused among the inhabitants, Grandfather related a passage from history which we shall call The Hutchinson Mob
Father was branded as a nihilist and an anarchist, and in one cartoon that was copied widely he was portrayed waving a red flag at the head of a mob
of long-haired, wild-eyed men who bore in their hands torches, knives, and dynamite bombs.
He'll show you what law is!" the mob
were saying as if reproving one another for their lack of confidence.
Of course, the SUPREMELY aristocratic thing is to be entirely oblivious of the mire of rabble, with its setting; but sometimes a reverse course may be aristocratic to remark, to scan, and even to gape at, the mob
(for preference, through a lorgnette), even as though one were taking the crowd and its squalor for a sort of raree show which had been organised specially for a gentleman's diversion.
'One cheer more,' screamed the little fugleman in the balcony, and out shouted the mob
again, as if lungs were cast-iron, with steel works.
We made good time across the open ground, and as we darted into the shelter of the wood I glanced back and saw a mob
of excited peasants swarm into view, with Marco and his wife at their head.
Master Blifil, who rode first, seeing such a mob
assembled, and two women in the posture in which we left the combatants, stopt his horse to enquire what was the matter.
All that they cared for was the spectacle, always so attractive to the mob
, whose instinctive pride is flattered by it, -- the sight of greatness hurled down into the dust.
He heard the roar of the mob
at the rear, and caught a glimpse of the helmeted police and the lurching meat waggons.
The disturbed state of the town would be, he knew, a sufficient reason for demanding the murderer's committal to prison before daybreak, as no man could answer for the security of any of the watch-houses or ordinary places of detention; and to convey a prisoner through the streets when the mob
were again abroad, would not only be a task of great danger and hazard, but would be to challenge an attempt at rescue.
The wagons were outspanned side by side with a space between them, and into this space the mob
of thirty-six oxen was driven and there secured by reims tied crosswise from the front and hind wheels of the wagons.
The youth walked stolidly into the midst of the mob
, and with his flag in his hands took a stand as if he expected an attempt to push him to the ground.