He had noticed openings in each roof, evidently giving ingress to the apartments below, and now, his advance cut off by those ahead of him, he decided to risk the chance of reaching the street
through the interior of one of the buildings.
But in this reckoning they were cruelly mistaken, for in half an hour, or less, as though the setting in of night had been their preconcerted signal, the rioters having previously, in small parties, prevented the lighting of the street
lamps, rose like a great sea; and that in so many places at once, and with such inconceivable fury, that those who had the direction of the troops knew not, at first, where to turn or what to do.
All down Wellington Street
people could be seen fluttering out the pink sheets and reading, and the Strand was suddenly noisy with the voices of an army of hawkers following these pioneers.
They marched across the street
, forcing their way roughly through the crowd, and pricking the townspeople with their bayonets.
Meanwhile, the venerable stranger, staff in hand, was pursuing his solitary walk along the centre of the street
. As he drew near the advancing soldiers, and as the roll of their drum came full upon his ears, the old man raised himself to a loftier mien, while the decrepitude of age seemed to fall from his shoulders, leaving him in gray but unbroken dignity.
The roar came closer, and Saxon, leaning out, saw a dozen scabs, conveyed by as many special police and Pinkertons, coming down the sidewalk on her side of tho street
. They came compactly, as if with discipline, while behind, disorderly, yelling confusedly, stooping to pick up rocks, were seventy-five or a hundred of the striking shopmen.
The door closed and everything was dark and silent in the little side street
. George Willard trembled more vio- lently than ever.
By this time the column on the street
was almost on us.
Still, I must venture to claim one little matter of superiority in our manners; a lady may traverse our streets
all day, going and coming as she chooses, and she will never be molested by any man; but if a lady, unattended, walks abroad in the streets
of London, even at noonday, she will be pretty likely to be accosted and insulted--and not by drunken sailors, but by men who carry the look and wear the dress of gentlemen.
However, in obedience to orders, he went into the "street
called Straight" (how he found his way into it, and after he did, how he ever found his way out of it again, are mysteries only to be accounted for by the fact that he was acting under Divine inspiration.) He found Paul and restored him, and ordained him a preacher; and from this old house we had hunted up in the street
which is miscalled Straight, he had started out on that bold missionary career which he prosecuted till his death.
Down through the twilight sank five attacking airships, one to the Navy Yard on East River, one to City Hall, two over the great business buildings of Wall Street
and Lower Broadway, one to the Brooklyn Bridge, dropping from among their fellows through the danger zone from the distant guns smoothly and rapidly to a safe proximity to the city masses.
Moreover, for the purpose of thus following passers-by (and especially female passers-by) in the streets
, which Gringoire was fond of doing, there is no better disposition than ignorance of where one is going to sleep.