A great crowd
had assembled in the amphitheater enclosing the lists.
You'll have barely enough time to get through that crowd
of men below.
When we started, the crowd
round the inn door, which had by this time swelled to a considerable size, all made the sign of the cross and pointed two fingers towards me.
Before it was altogether dark the curious crowd
had collected in the street, silent, as a rule, and expectant, with here and there a scoffer uttering his incredulity and courage with scornful remarks or ribald cries.
But at once there was an outbreak of laughter and exclamations in the crowd
Jeremiah, and Billings and Buddha walk together, side by side, right behind a crowd
from planets not in our astronomy; next come a dozen or two from Jupiter and other worlds; next come Daniel, and Sakka and Confucius; next a lot from systems outside of ours; next come Ezekiel, and Mahomet, Zoroaster, and a knife-grinder from ancient Egypt; then there is a long string, and after them, away down toward the bottom, come Shakespeare and Homer, and a shoemaker named Marais, from the back settlements of France.
As soon as Ogilvy saw me among the staring crowd
on the edge of the pit he called to me to come down, and asked me if I would mind going over to see Lord Hilton, the lord of the manor.
And in a low voice, as the cart went slowly along through the midst of the gazing crowd
, she poured forth her soul with the wrestling intensity of a last pleading, for the trembling creature that clung to her and clutched her as the only visible sign of love and pity.
Of course, during the season, some madman or another may make his appearance--generally an Englishman, or an Asiatic, or a Turk--and (as had happened during the summer of which I write) win or lose a great deal; but, as regards the rest of the crowd
, it plays only for petty gulden, and seldom does much wealth figure on the board.
From the window, that commanded a view of the whole Place, D'Artagnan saw, with interior satisfaction, that such of the musketeers and guards as found themselves involved in the crowd
, were able, with blows of their fists and the hilts of their swords, to keep room.
Little by little the crowd
gathered beside them, the women and children grouped around them, the drums renewed their deafening uproar, hands were violently clapped together, and then raised toward the sky.
So the crowd
of citizens, male and female, having closed their houses and shops, thronged from every direction, at early morn, towards some one of the three spots designated.
But the crowd
were gathered most of all around a ring where the wrestling was going forward, and thither Sir Richard and his men turned their steps.
As often happens, the horses of a convoy wagon became restive at the end of the bridge, and the whole crowd
had to wait.
The vast crowd
had an air throughout of having just quitted labor.