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Rob looked to his string, while the crowd smiled and whispered at the odd figure he cut, with his vari-colored legs and little cape.
A score of soldiers and officers, who were armed, formed a guard, commanded by the major, to protect the workers against the desperate attacks which might be expected from the crowd, if their scheme was discovered.
He raised his eyes from the ghastly object of his attention and saw himself the center of a crowd of men and women dimly seen; the room was thronged with them.
Let me get in, too, mates," shouted a young man in the crowd whose appetite was aroused.
It was a shout of sudden excitement at the appearance of a horseman cleaving the crowd at full gallop.
As for the crowd itself--well, it consisted mostly of Frenchmen.
And the crowd opened before them as though before the prow of a vessel.
The doctor stepped along with great dignity, the waganga surrounding him and keeping off the crowd.
From time to time, this noise and clamor redoubled; the current which drove the crowd towards the grand staircase flowed backwards, became troubled, formed whirlpools.
At this all laughed; but above all the laughter a loud voice was heard to cry out, "Sin' thou talkest so big, here cometh one from Nottinghamshire to try a fall with thee, fellow"; and straightway a tall youth with a tough quarterstaff in his hand came pushing his way through the crowd and at last leaped lightly over the rope into the ring.
See, here's an officer jammed in too"- different voices were saying in the crowd, as the men looked at one another, and all pressed toward the exit from the bridge.
From the faces of a score or so in the crowd, the self-contained look faded.
On the evening immediately after Alvan Creede's adventure (which had somehow "got out") a crowd of men, women and children thronged the sidewalk opposite the store.
Scattered groups of inquirers at length condensed themselves into a compact crowd, which made straight for the residence of President Barbicane.
A crowd of people, principally women, was thronging round the church lighted up for the wedding.