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When he came level with the Foot Guards he noticed that about them and around them cannon balls were flying, of which he was aware not so much because he heard their sound as because he saw uneasiness on the soldiers' faces and unnatural warlike solemnity on those of the officers.
Through a massive arched gateway the blacks poured in to take their seats, while our guards led us to a smaller entrance near one end of the structure.
Monsieur Dessessart's Guards, and this gentleman is in the company of Monsieur de Treville's Musketeers.
In return, they fed the guards and the watchers, and kept the rest for themselves.
He was dressed as a mail guard, with a wig on his head and most enormous cuffs to his coat, and had a lantern in one hand, and a huge blunderbuss in the other, which he was going to stow away in his little arm-chest.
On reaching the Esplanade, he bravely looked about for the guards who were to be his executioners, and in reality saw a dozen soldiers assembled.
Here we walked boldly in past the armed guard at the door, to be met by a red slave within who asked our wishes.
The other guards stood thunderstruck and amazed at this unexpected event, but recovering presence of mind, those on horseback seized their swords, and those on foot their javelins, and attacked Don Quixote, who was waiting for them with great calmness; and no doubt it would have gone badly with him if the galley slaves, seeing the chance before them of liberating themselves, had not effected it by contriving to break the chain on which they were strung.
As the mayor had foreseen, the sight of the guards had exasperated the mob.
Guards, musketeers, officers, soldiers, murmurs, uneasiness, dispersed, vanished, died away; there was an end of menace and sedition.
I say a horse at a gallop, Tom," returned the guard, leaving his hold of the door, and mounting nimbly to his place.
Up goes Tom, the guard catching his hatbox and holding on with one hand, while with the other he claps the horn to his mouth.