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Then they all crowded round her once more, while the Dodo solemnly presented the thimble, saying `We beg your acceptance of this elegant thimble'; and, when it had finished this short speech, they all cheered.
Hundreds of people crowded round the Gorsedd stones on the Maes for the ceremony which saw Alex and 29 others invested into the blue and green orders.
They walked through the lounge bar as usual, piled into the main bar with its jukebox and pool table and dartboard, voices muted, not a glance for the peanut girl as they crowded round the taps and waited for Steve to serve them.
We ate in a cafe called Mandela's, lay down in the street during a demo in Nelson Mandela Place, punched the air with Simple Minds when they sang Mandela Day and crowded round the telly to watch him step out into the sunshine on his release from jail in 1990.
Eager fans crowded round, taking photographs with mobile phones, as filming for the new series continued in the capital.
Curious villagers crowded round the well, looking at the animals as the mother made desperate attempts to push her calf out of the well.
Dozens of residents crowded round the seafront to watch rescuers carry out their search.
They crowded round the one-arm bandits posing as customers enjoying a drink and a gamble.
There were a lot of guests crowded round and it was filmed by At The Races.
As his family crowded round him on stage, tearful Nathan, from Reading, said: "Is this real?
Fans will have crowded round pub TV screens to hear the details of how the summer campaign will line up.
Hundreds of people young and old crowded round as the 30ft display was unveiled, to get a look at this year's colourful extravaganza.