and drums, banners and flags, are means whereby the ears and eyes of the host may be focused on one particular point.
That is the little trick Nigger Ned has adopted from his old God of Gongs
Here a gong
sounded; and the three girls simultaneously exclaimed "Grub
cried he, striking a light hammer with a pliant handle on a small gong
It was an appropriate relief when the gong
sounded for prayer meeting.
For six hours this profound beauty existed, and then as the east grew whiter and whiter the ground swam to the surface, the roads were revealed, the smoke rose and the people stirred, and the sun shone upon the windows of the hotel at Santa Marina until they were uncurtained, and the gong
blaring all through the house gave notice of breakfast.
Then he remembered that it was no fun being angry unless he had some one to frighten and make miserable, and he rushed to his big gong
and made it clatter as loud as he could.
cried O-Tar and reached for the dagger, the pommel of which he was accustomed to use to strike the gong
which summoned slaves, but the dagger was not in its scabbard.
The train pulled in to Sixteenth Street Station, and the waiting electric car could be seen, the conductor of which was impatiently clanging the gong
The clang of the gong
pierced his breast like a noise of remembered war.
And all night long, in the starlight pale, We sail away, with a pea-green sail, And whistle and warble a moony song To the echoing sound of a coppery gong