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They had never kept to the main road if a parallel side-street would serve their turn.
From that short side-street I could see the broad main thoroughfare ruinous and gay, running away, away between stretches of decaying mason ry, bamboo fences, ranges of arcades of brick and plaster, hovels of lath and mud, lofty temple gates of carved timber, huts of rotten mats--an im mensely wide thoroughfare, loosely packed as far as the eye could reach with a barefooted and brown multitude paddling ankle deep in the dust.
Our course was changed at once, and we dodged around corners and raced up and down side-streets till Mr.