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Where the road grows narrow and black between the high banks the crowd jammed, and a desperate struggle occurred.
This was so quickly done, and the demeanour of both gentlemen--who were not young men either--was so gallant and resolute, that the crowd faltered and stared at each other with irresolute and timid looks.
At that moment, when a second onset must have brought them into collision with those who stood on the defensive within, in which case great loss of life and bloodshed would inevitably have ensued,--the hindmost portion of the crowd gave way, and the rumour spread from mouth to mouth that a messenger had been despatched by water for the military, who were forming in the street.
The crowd round them was laughing too and indeed, how could they help laughing?
Let me get in, too, mates," shouted a young man in the crowd whose appetite was aroused.
When the orchestra crashed finally, they jostled their way to the sidewalk with the crowd.
In the Opera House a crowd had gathered to see a show and further down Main Street the fiddlers, their instruments tuned, sweated and worked to keep the feet of youth flying over a dance floor.
IT WAS EARLY evening of a day in, the late fall and the Winesburg County Fair had brought crowds of country people into town.
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.
With the reader's consent, we will endeavor to retrace in thought, the impression which he would have experienced in company with us on crossing the threshold of that grand hall, in the midst of that tumultuous crowd in surcoats, short, sleeveless jackets, and doublets.
And the crowd opened before them as though before the prow of a vessel.
The crowd, which sees swords gleaming, and drops of blood flying in the air -- the crowd falls back and crushes itself.