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The huzzas and riotous uproar of the mob were now heard, close at hand.
The mob triumphed in their downfall and destruction, as if these pictures of Hutchinson's forefathers had committed the same offences as their descendant.
This mob had risen up out of the earth apparently, and to all intents and purposes, its work done, it had gone back into the earth.
said the same mob now, looking with pained distress at the dead body with its long, thin, half-severed neck and its livid face stained with blood and dust.
The mob is terrible- disgusting," he said to himself in French.
As a matter of fact, the mob was playing in exceedingly foul fashion.
There were bodies of constables with blue staves, twenty committee-men with blue scarfs, and a mob of voters with blue cockades.
Pickwick's indignation was excessive; but as silence was proclaimed at the moment, he contented himself by scorching the mob with a look of pity for their misguided minds, at which they laughed more boisterously than ever.
There was a wild outbreak of anger below, and the mob swarmed in from all around, and there we were treed, and prison- ers.
The presence of Tilly and his horsemen, indeed, exercised a salutary check on these civic warriors; but by degrees they waxed more and more angry by their own shouts, and as they were not able to understand how any one could have courage without showing it by cries, they attributed the silence of the dragoons to pusillanimity, and advanced one step towards the prison, with all the turbulent mob following in their wake.
A violent accession of noise proclaimed that the mob had broken through and was dragging a scab from a waggon.
The warrant being made out, three of the thief-takers bound him afresh (he had been struggling, it seemed, in the chaise, and had loosened his manacles); gagged him lest they should meet with any of the mob, and he should call to them for help; and seated themselves, along with him, in the carriage.