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He clung to the frame of the porthole as the airship tossed and swayed, and stared down through the light rain that now drove before the wind, into the twilight streets, watching people running out of the houses, watching buildings collapse and fires begin.
The poor thing had no force to fling out any passion in return; the terrible collapse of the illusion towards which all her hope had been strained was a stroke which had too thoroughly shaken her: her little world was in ruins, and she felt herself tottering in the midst as a lonely bewildered consciousness.
The ape-man whirled La to his back and just as the tree inclined slowly in its first movement out of the perpendicular, before the sudden rush of its final collapse, he swung to the branches of a lesser neighbor.
Guess I'll go down an' get a glass of beer," Joe said, in the queer, monotonous tones that marked his week-end collapse.
Poor Marilla was only preserved from complete collapse by remembering that it was not irreverence, but simply spiritual ignorance on the part of Anne that was responsible for this extraordinary petition.
A flying fragment of that collapse, a mere splash, enveloped them in one swirl from their feet over their heads, filling violently their ears, mouths and nostrils with salt water.
When she rolled she fell on her side headlong, and she would be righted back by such a demolishing blow that Jukes felt her reeling as a clubbed man reels before he collapses.
Instantly the big, round head collapsed, almost as a punctured balloon collapses, as a grayish, semi-fluid matter spurted from it.
Summary: The defense team for Claude Saade, an owner of a building which collapsed in a Beirut neighborhood in 2012, said its client was a "victim" of the old rent laws, and shifted blame for the collapse on the government, instead.
As the testimony in the trial established, however, this collapse was caused by the actions and inactions of many people and companies.
ABUJA (CyHAN)- Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NAMA) on Tuesday confirmed that the death toll from a building collapse in Nigeria's southwest state of Lagos has risen to 57, from Monday's 49.
29 ( ANI ): The collapse of an eight-storey building in Gujarat's Surat has injured six people on Tuesday.