An interlude ensued, during which the millionaire stared at the priest, and the priest at his breviary; then the pantaloon returned and said, with staccato gravity, "The policeman is still lying on the stage.
They rushed on to the now curtained stage, breaking rudely past the columbine and clown (who seemed whispering quite contentedly), and Father Brown bent over the prostrate comic policeman.
A real policeman," said Father Brown, and ran away into the dark.
Now, you saw that if the dress were a harlequin's the appearance of a policeman would be quite in keeping.
And as he waved his arms to impersonate the policeman
, his portly form again shook with a deep ringing laugh, the laugh of one who always eats well and, in particular, drinks well.
A kick in the face led an ascending policeman to follow his example.
The mob had broken through on one side the line of waggons, and was advancing, each segregated policeman the centre of a fighting group.
The policeman was bewildered, and stared at him open-eyed.
ejaculated the policeman, with a gesture of contempt, and he walked after the dandy and the girl, probably taking Raskolnikov for a madman or something even worse.
One night, when out in a festive company, he had with one blow laid a gigantic policeman on his back.
Pete locked the doors and then followed up the avenue in the rear of the crowd- encompassed policeman
and his charge.
The policeman crouched over him, clutching his stick, waiting for him to try to rise again; and meantime the barkeeper got up, and put his hand to his head.
Then, as the latter began to moan feebly, the policeman got him to his feet and dragged him out of the place.
It seemed monstrous to him that policemen and judges should esteem his word as nothing in comparison with the bartender's--poor Jurgis could not know that the owner of the saloon paid five dollars each week to the policeman alone for Sunday privileges and general favors-- nor that the pugilist bartender was one of the most trusted henchmen of the Democratic leader of the district, and had helped only a few months before to hustle out a record-breaking vote as a testimonial to the magistrate, who had been made the target of odious kid-gloved reformers.
Then after a long interval came the heavy tread of a policeman, and they held their breath till he was gone.