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Every now and then the rear guard and the white men cast apprehensive glances rearward as though momentarily expecting the materialization of some long expected danger from that quarter.
A second later the other white and the black soldiers of the rear guard were firing hysterically at the boy.
Another had seen THREE immense Arabs with huge, black beards; but when, after conquering their nervousness, the rear guard advanced upon the enemy's position to investigate they found nothing, for Akut and the boy had retreated out of range of the unfriendly guns.
The attendants, embarrassed with baggage, surprised and terrified at the fate of their masters, fell an easy prey to the assailants; while the Lady Rowena, in the centre of the cavalcade, and the Jew and his daughter in the rear, experienced the same misfortune.
Phileas Fogg and his companions, mingling in the rear ranks of the crowd, followed; and in two minutes they reached the banks of the stream, and stopped fifty paces from the pyre, upon which still lay the rajah's corpse.
A small procession of wounded men were go- ing drearily toward the rear.
He passed within ten feet of the ape-man and continued on toward the rear of the camp.
A single sentinel in the rear of the building barred the way.
Through the windows Tarzan saw a large front room and a smaller room in rear of it.
Some other officers were also sitting a little in rear of him, while two stood at attention before the general, who was questioning them.
A short distance in the rear of this man, came a group of youths very similarly attired, and bearing sufficient resemblance to each other, and to their leader, to distinguish them as the children of one family.
Most trailers and semitrailers are already required to have bars, known as rear impact guards, hanging down from the back of the trailer to prevent underride.