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It stood sideways in the road, as if standing aside in the amplitude of hospitality.
But, to the Lion's surprise, he could make no impression on the tin, although the Woodman fell over in the road and lay still.
Gabriel Varden remained standing in the road with the broken lantern in his hand, listening in stupefied silence until no sound reached his ear but the moaning of the wind, and the fast-falling rain; when he struck himself one or two smart blows in the breast by way of rousing himself, and broke into an exclamation of surprise.