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Garthwaite held me by the arm, and we pressed close against the front of a building.
Blount, was lifting his loud voice in applause, and the astonished financier his (in some considerable deprecation), when a knock sounded at the double front doors.
These front doors can be the back scene, either open or shut.
Father Brown, though he knew every detail done behind the scenes, and had even evoked applause by his transformation of a pillow into a pantomime baby, went round to the front and sat among the audience with all the solemn expectation of a child at his first matinee.
The climax of this, as of all else, was the moment when the two front doors at the back of the scene flew open, showing the lovely moonlit garden, but showing more prominently the famous professional guest; the great Florian, dressed up as a policeman.
At about this limit of mental anarchy Father Brown's view was obscured altogether; for the City magnate in front of him rose to his full height and thrust his hands savagely into all his pockets.
When the front door opened he walked straight on to the stage of a Christmas pantomime, where he could be kicked, clubbed, stunned and drugged by the dancing harlequin, amid roars of laughter from all the most respectable people in Putney.
Along their right stretched the long front of an Elizabethan mansion.
Once more he perceived in front of him the same back and short tail, and again the same swiftly moving white legs that got no further away.
Again she struggled all over like a fish, and her shoulders setting the saddle heaving, she rose on her front legs but unable to lift her back, she quivered all over and again fell on her side.
He reeled toward her front picket fence, drawing a revolver.
He was running along the sidewMk, in front of her house, and behind him charged several more strikers, while he shouted: "Come on, you Mohegans
A dozen were cornered in the angle between the front of her house and the steps.
It was all over, and Saxon, moving as in a dream, clutching the banister tightly, came down the front steps.
She was supported, half-carried, to the front bedroom.