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.
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.
Porch and vestibule, indeed, were unduly large in proportion to the house, and formed, as it were, a big room with the front door at one end, and the bottom of the staircase at the other.
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.
The colonel rode to the front, angrily gave some reply to questions put to him by the officers, and, like a man desperately insisting on having his own way, gave an order.
The horses' croups began to sway in the front line.
A little later the regiment was ordered out of line to relieve the congested front
, and through some misplay in the game of battle was not again under fire.
Coming up presently to the front room on the ground floor she took up some sewing, waiting for her lodgers to ring that she might take away the breakfast, which she meant to do herself, to discover what was the matter if possible.
Mrs Brooks hastened downstairs, opened the front door, and ran into the street.
There was a light in the front
room, a slight, wavering light such as would be given by a small candle or taper.