The mud of Paris," he said to himself--for decidedly he thought that he was sure that the gutter
would prove his refuge for the night; and what can one do in a refuge, except dream?
She has let her matches fall in the gutter
, and they are all spoiled.
The streets were full of people, men for the most part, who interchanged their views of the world as they walked, or gathered round the wine-tables at the street corner, where an old cripple was twanging his guitar strings, while a poor girl cried her passionate song in the gutter
No, we are all in the gutter
, but some of us are looking at the stars.
But the first appearance of Old Sharon--as dirty as ever, clothed in a long, frowzy, gray overcoat, with his pug-dog at his heels, and his smoke-blackened pipe in his mouth, with a tan white hat on his head, which looked as if it had been picked up in a gutter
, a hideous leer in his eyes, and a jaunty trip in his walk--took her so completely by surprise that she could only return Moody's friendly greeting by silently pressing his hand.
Eventually they entered into a dark region where, from a careening building, a dozen gruesome doorways gave up loads of babies to the street and the gutter
There is the man whom we all know, stupid, unimaginative, whose brain is bitten numbly by numb maggots; who walks generously with wide-spread, tentative legs, falls frequently in the gutter
, and who sees, in the extremity of his ecstasy, blue mice and pink elephants.
We could see the front of their column filling the street from gutter
, as the last war-automobile fled past.
Beside him, an unrolled bundle showed itself as consisting of a ragged overcoat and containing an empty and smoke-blackened tomato can, an empty and battered condensed milk can, some dog-meat partly wrapped in brown paper and evidently begged from some butcher-shop, a carrot that had been run over in the street by a wagon-wheel, three greenish- cankered and decayed potatoes, and a sugar-bun with a mouthful bitten from it and rescued from the gutter
, as was made patent by the gutter
-filth that still encrusted it.
They inhabited two garrets; and where the roof of the one house joined that of the other, and the gutter
ran along the extreme end of it, there was to each house a small window: one needed only to step over the gutter
to get from one window to the other.
The remark would be untrue, but of the kind which, if stated often enough, may become true; just as the remark, "England and Germany are bound to fight," renders war a little more likely each time that it is made, and is therefore made the more readily by the gutter
press of either nation.
There, as it should be, the druggist is a counsellor, a confessor, an adviser, an able and willing missionary and mentor whose learning is respected, whose occult wisdom is venerated and whose medicine is often poured, untasted, into the gutter
Saxon could not see the cause of all this, but she could guess when she saw the larger boys rush to the gutter
, pick up stones, and sneak into the alleys between the houses.
Then the customer of comparatively tender years would get suddenly disconcerted at having to deal with a woman, and with rage in his heart would proffer a request for a bottle of marking ink, retail value sixpence (price in Verloc's shop one-and-sixpence), which, once outside, he would drop stealthily into the gutter
There was a short, narrow, gloomy lane or street, shut in between lofty dwelling houses, the lane often dark, always filthy, without sidewalks, a gutter
running through the centre, over which, suspended from a rope, hung a dim oil lamp or two--such was the Rue St.