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.
At the same time many of the townspeople rushed into King Street
by various avenues, and gathered in a crowd round about the Custom House.
And the mercenary soldiers, waiting but the word to deluge the street
with blood, showed the only means by which obedience could be secured.
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
The door closed and everything was dark and silent in the little side street
By this time the column on the street
was almost on us.
A hotel would require pay in advance --I must walk the street
all night, and perhaps be arrested as a suspicious character.
There came a voice to a citizen of Damascus, named Ananias, saying, "Arise, and go into the street
which is called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas, for one called Saul, of Tarsus; for behold, he prayeth.
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.
The curfew had sounded long ago, and it was only at rare intervals now that they encountered a passer-by in the street
, or a light in the windows.