To the last-named place, Hugh and Dennis, still with their pupil between them, rushed straightway; Barnaby having given his flag into the hands of one of their own party, who kept them at the outer door.
Somebody had thrust into Barnaby's hands when he came out into the street, his precious flag; which, being now rolled up and tied round the pole, looked like a giant quarter-staff as he grasped it firmly and stood upon his guard.
Beyond the pit stood the little wedge of people with the white flag at its apex, arrested by these phenomena, a little knot of small vertical black shapes upon the black ground.
The little group of black specks with the flag of white had been swept out of existence, and the stillness of the evening, so it seemed to me, had scarcely been broken.
Gongs and drums, banners and flags, are means whereby the ears and eyes of the host may be focused on one particular point.
In night-fighting, then, make much use of signal-fires and drums, and in fighting by day, of flags and banners, as a means of influencing the ears and eyes of your army.
After the smashing of the City Hall and Post-Office, the white flag had been hoisted from a tower of the old Park Row building, and thither had gone Mayor O'Hagen, urged thither indeed by the terror-stricken property owners of lower New York, to negotiate the capitulation with Von Winterfeld.
The New York police was speedily hard at work, and a foolish contest in full swing between impassioned citizens resolved to keep the flag flying, and irritated and worried officers instructed to pull it down.
"Yes," assented Emma Jane, "it is, of course; with your name on the board, and our pointing to your flag
, and our elergant dialogue, and all that."
"That's a graveyard, and it's proper to muffle the drums and lower the flags
as we go by, and we'd better take off our hats, too; it's more respectable, I think."
"What's the matter with the flag?" inquired Captain MacWhirr.
I thought the people ashore would know how to make the local flag. Stands to reason.
But he had an eye on Tom's passage for all that, and as soon as all was over, came forward with another flag
and reverently spread it on the body.
The young men in the fort, natives of the United States, were on the point of hoisting the American flag
, but were forbidden by Mr.
"Estella waved a blue flag
, and I waved a red one, and Miss Havisham waved one sprinkled all over with little gold stars, out at the coach-window.