The crowd began to cheer.
The crowd had dispersed, so they turned toward the only hotel in town.
I grabbed a hot dog with sauerkraut at a stand nearby and watched the theater crowd exit the latest block buster show.
Her gaze passed over the faces in the crowd across the street.
The crowd cheered as one and the parade began.
Several people in the crowd rushed at the coachman.
Dean looked around the crowd but couldn't spot her.
A dozen of them smashed together and tumbled to the ground, and seeing his success Jim kicked again and again, charging into the vegetable crowd, knocking them in all directions and sending the others scattering to escape his iron heels.
Most of the boys she dated would never have thought of practicing the age-old custom of walking around the car to open her door, or guiding her through the crowd with a gentle hand on one elbow.
"If there's a gal in the crowd, Fred will find her," Dean commented as Fred joined them.
He took her hand and led her through the crowd at a steady pace.
In another flash of lightning, she saw a form dart from the hallway, around the stunned crowd, towards her.
See, here's an officer jammed in too-- different voices were saying in the crowd, as the men looked at one another, and all pressed toward the exit from the bridge.
"Wooo!" was the response from the crowd, and Len's blush deepened.
She faced her father, not expecting to see the small crowd of people on the other side of the monument.
It gives you a hint why the whole crowd wants to carve up Mr. Baratto a piece at a time.
The crowd was respectable although it looked smaller due to the large size of the building.
Then a little man jumped out of the basket, took off his tall hat, and bowed very gracefully to the crowd of Mangaboos around him.
The wagons escorted by the hussars drew up to the picket ropes and a crowd of hussars surrounded them.
Again the crowd of members of the suite and street gazers (among whom was Rostov) moved nearer to the Emperor.
Kiera made her way through the crowd to an area with far fewer people.
The crowd was screaming, the torches blinding.
Dolokhov who was in the midst of the crowd forced his way to the edge of the dam, throwing two soldiers off their feet, and ran onto the slippery ice that covered the millpool.
I drove over to Greenbriar Road 'cause I figured I'd take a peek before I informed the Washington crowd of suits I had access to the place.
The crowd moved on again.
His advisors and mates dressed in well-made clothing edged with silver, denoting their rank among the shouting crowd in rags.
Dean glanced at his watch and threaded his way through the crowd to the bar, hoping Cynthia had not given up.
He felt an obligation to Ethel Rosewater but by the looks of the crowd his presence was unnecessary.
He wriggled through the crowd to her, looking past her at the chasm and the woman sobbing beside it.
The crowd of people really had made the house stuffy.
On his way home from Vorontsovo, as he was passing the Bolotnoe Place Pierre, seeing a large crowd round the Lobnoe Place, stopped and got out of his trap.
The crowd jeered more loudly at their approach.
Then the crowd cheered lustily and Dorothy hugged the kitten in her arms and told her how delighted she was to know that she was innocent.
The children who crowd these grimy alleys, half-clad and underfed, shrink away from your outstretched hand as if from a blow.
Punishment and fear were not; nor were threatening words read On suspended brass; nor did the suppliant crowd fear The words of their judge; but were safe without an avenger.
As often happens, the horses of a convoy wagon became restive at the end of the bridge, and the whole crowd had to wait.
And there," he pointed to a sutler's tent, "they crowd in and sit.
Crossing a road they descended a steep incline and saw several men lying on the ground; they also met a crowd of soldiers some of whom were unwounded.
In front of them rows of gray cloaks were already visible through the smoke, and an officer catching sight of Bagration rushed shouting after the crowd of retreating soldiers, ordering them back.
Having forced his way out of the crowd of fugitives, Prince Andrew, trying to keep near Kutuzov, saw on the slope of the hill amid the smoke a Russian battery that was still firing and Frenchmen running toward it.
Almost every time a new carriage drove up a whisper ran through the crowd and caps were doffed.
The huntsmen assembled with their booty and their stories, and all came to look at the wolf, which, with her broad-browed head hanging down and the bitten stick between her jaws, gazed with great glassy eyes at this crowd of dogs and men surrounding her.
Natasha remarked to her father who had also risen and was moving through the crowd toward the actress.
Bianca jogged after the two, who raced towards a small crowd at the opened gate of the compound.
She reached Evelyn and Romas and forced herself not to crowd them.
The warriors with her closed around her, blocking some of the crowd from sight.
As if on cue, the crowd began to break up, with cheerful groups moving to various positions around the circle.
He took her arm and led her through the crowd into the night.
Then he added, "If it is in code, we're the wrong crowd for trying to break it."
The crowd had grown since Dean's Thursday trip, both in numbers of climbers and spectators.
I was downstream, on the other side of the bridge, watching Penny and by the time I noticed the crowd and got there, they were getting ready to haul Shipton out.
The man seemed to consider, aware of the small crowd whose attention was drawn to the group.
The crowd erupted in cheers and applause.
"Wait one, Brady," Larry responded then bellowed at the crowd of aides-de-camp Brady knew regularly surrounded him.
The place catered to the espresso crowd but Dean acquiesced.
Dean stepped to the sidewalk and waited for Cynthia to emerge from the church, but when she did, a crowd of friends and well wishers surrounded her, with the Mayer-the-leech encircling her shoulder with his scummy arm.
Andy Sackler and Dean responded to a call crosstown at Ralph's Barber Shop, where they found a crowd milling around the sidewalk and a half dozen customers seated inside.
Count Ilya, again thrusting his way through the crowd, went out of the drawing room and reappeared a minute later with another committeeman, carrying a large silver salver which he presented to Prince Bagration.
And feeling the bright light that flooded the whole place and the warm air heated by the crowd, Natasha little by little began to pass into a state of intoxication she had not experienced for a long while.
When the carriages had all passed in, the crowd, carrying Petya with it, streamed forward into the Kremlin Square which was already full of people.
As soon as Petya found himself in the square he clearly heard the sound of bells and the joyous voices of the crowd that filled the whole Kremlin.
For a moment the crowd stood still, but then it made another rush forward.
The Emperor went in, and after that the greater part of the crowd began to disperse.
On all these faces, as on the faces of the crowd Petya had seen in the Square, there was a striking contradiction: the general expectation of a solemn event, and at the same time the everyday interests in a boston card party, Peter the cook, Zinaida Dmitrievna's health, and so on.
A middle-aged man, handsome and virile, in the uniform of a retired naval officer, was speaking in one of the rooms, and a small crowd was pressing round him.
Count Rostov at the back of the crowd was expressing approval; several persons, briskly turning a shoulder to the orator at the end of a phrase, said:
Glinka, the editor of the Russian Messenger, who was recognized (cries of "author! author!" were heard in the crowd), said that "hell must be repulsed by hell," and that he had seen a child smiling at lightning flashes and thunderclaps, but "we will not be that child."
The crowd drew up to the large table, at which sat gray-haired or bald seventy-year-old magnates, uniformed and besashed almost all of whom Pierre had seen in their own homes with their buffoons, or playing boston at the clubs.
With an incessant hum of voices the crowd advanced to the table.
At that moment Count Rostopchin with his protruding chin and alert eyes, wearing the uniform of a general with sash over his shoulder, entered the room, stepping briskly to the front of the crowd of gentry.
There was a rustling among the crowd and it again subsided, so that Pierre distinctly heard the pleasantly human voice of the Emperor saying with emotion:
The Emperor ceased speaking, the crowd began pressing round him, and rapturous exclamations were heard from all sides.
The loudest sound in that crowd was her wailing.
Alpatych went up to a large crowd standing before a high barn which was blazing briskly.
The crowd was evidently watching for the roof to fall in, and Alpatych watched for it too.
A large crowd of militiamen and domestics were moving toward her, and in their midst several men were supporting by the armpits and dragging along a little old man in a uniform and decorations.
No one replied and Princess Mary, looking round at the crowd, found that every eye she met now was immediately dropped.
And again all the faces in that crowd bore an identical expression, though now it was certainly not an expression of curiosity or gratitude, but of angry resolve.
Again Princess Mary tried to catch someone's eye, but not a single eye in the crowd was turned to her; evidently they were all trying to avoid her look.
'I'll give you grain, indeed!' she says, voices in the crowd were heard saying.
With drooping head Princess Mary left the crowd and went back to the house.
They rode at a footpace to the barn, where a large crowd of peasants was standing.
One of the men came out of the crowd and went up to Rostov.
The peasants in the crowd were similarly impressed when they saw Rostov's rapid, firm steps and resolute, frowning face.
As soon as Rostov, followed by Ilyin, Lavrushka, and Alpatych, came up to the crowd, Karp, thrusting his fingers into his belt and smiling a little, walked to the front.
Dron on the contrary retired to the rear and the crowd drew closer together.
Hey? shouted Rostov, coming up to the crowd with quick steps.
The men obediently came out of the crowd and began taking off their belts.
"All our stupidity, Yakov Alpatych," came the answers, and the crowd began at once to disperse through the village.
But the attention of the crowd--officials, burghers, shopkeepers, peasants, and women in cloaks and in pelisses--was so eagerly centered on what was passing in Lobnoe Place that no one answered him.
In the crowd people began talking loudly, to stifle their feelings of pity as it seemed to Pierre.
An immense crowd of bareheaded officers, soldiers, and militiamen surrounded the icon.
Standing among the crowd of peasants, Pierre recognized several acquaintances among these notables, but did not look at them--his whole attention was absorbed in watching the serious expression on the faces of the crowd of soldiers and militiamen who were all gazing eagerly at the icon.
The crowd round the icon suddenly parted and pressed against Pierre.
With a long overcoat on his exceedingly stout, round-shouldered body, with uncovered white head and puffy face showing the white ball of the eye he had lost, Kutuzov walked with plunging, swaying gait into the crowd and stopped behind the priest.
Order them not to crowd together.
Around him, eagerly listening to his talk, a crowd of wounded and stretcher-bearers was gathered.
A great crowd of generals gathered round him, and Count Rostopchin, who had come out from Moscow, joined them.
Toward the end of the battle of Borodino, Pierre, having run down from Raevski's battery a second time, made his way through a gully to Knyazkovo with a crowd of soldiers, reached the dressing station, and seeing blood and hearing cries and groans hurried on, still entangled in the crowds of soldiers.
The former housekeeper, old Mavra Kuzminichna, had stepped out of the crowd by the gate, gone up to a cart with a hood constructed of bast mats, and was speaking to a pale young officer who lay inside.
An enormous crowd of factory hands, house serfs, and peasants, with whom some officials, seminarists, and gentry were mingled, had gone early that morning to the Three Hills.
In a third place a crowd of bees, crushing one another, attack some victim and fight and smother it, and the victim, enfeebled or killed, drops from above slowly and lightly as a feather, among the heap of corpses.
But there were no dealers with voices of ingratiating affability inviting customers to enter; there were no hawkers, nor the usual motley crowd of female purchasers--but only soldiers, in uniforms and overcoats though without muskets, entering the Bazaar empty-handed and silently making their way out through its passages with bundles.
The officer pounced on the soldiers who were in the shops, but at that moment fearful screams reached them from the huge crowd on the Moskva bridge and the officer ran out into the square.
He was told by his fellow officers that the screams of the crowd and the shrieks of the woman were due to the fact that General Ermolov, coming up to the crowd and learning that soldiers were dispersing among the shops while crowds of civilians blocked the bridge, had ordered two guns to be unlimbered and made a show of firing at the bridge.
The crowd, crushing one another, upsetting carts, and shouting and squeezing desperately, had cleared off the bridge and the troops were now moving forward.
A crowd gathered round the bloodstained smith.
On seeing the crowd and the bloodstained man the workman ceased speaking, and with eager curiosity all the bootmakers joined the moving crowd.
The publican, taking advantage of the increased crowd, dropped behind and returned to his tavern.
Reading an ukase! cried voices in the crowd, and the people rushed toward the reader.
When the crowd collected round him he seemed confused, but at the demand of the tall lad who had pushed his way up to him, he began in a rather tremulous voice to read the sheet from the beginning.
He'll explain... voices in the rear of the crowd were suddenly heard saying, and the general attention turned to the police superintendent's trap which drove into the square attended by two mounted dragoons.
The superintendent of police, who had gone that morning by Count Rostopchin's orders to burn the barges and had in connection with that matter acquired a large sum of money which was at that moment in his pocket, on seeing a crowd bearing down upon him told his coachman to stop.
The crowd halted, pressing around those who had heard what the superintendent had said, and looking at the departing trap.
Following the superintendent of police and talking loudly the crowd went in the direction of the Lubyanka Street.
Do they think we're dogs? voices in the crowd were heard saying more and more frequently.
The superintendent of police, whom the crowd had stopped, went in to see him at the same time as an adjutant who informed the count that the horses were harnessed.
They were both pale, and the superintendent of police, after reporting that he had executed the instructions he had received, informed the count that an immense crowd had collected in the courtyard and wished to see him.
But it is a turbulent crowd, your excellency--I hardly managed to get away from it.
"Here is that mob, the dregs of the people," he thought as he gazed at the crowd: "this rabble they have roused by their folly!
The crowd moved eagerly from the balcony toward the porch.
The crowd remained silent and only pressed closer and closer to one another.
Those standing in front, who had seen and heard what had taken place before them, all stood with wide-open eyes and mouths, straining with all their strength, and held back the crowd that was pushing behind them.
Hearing not so much the words as the angry tone of Rostopchin's voice, the crowd moaned and heaved forward, but again paused.
Another still stronger wave flowed through the crowd and reaching the front ranks carried it swaying to the very steps of the porch.
The barrier of human feeling, strained to the utmost, that had held the crowd in check suddenly broke.
Only when the victim ceased to struggle and his cries changed to a long- drawn, measured death rattle did the crowd around his prostrate, bleeding corpse begin rapidly to change places.
How could he be alive? voices in the crowd could be heard saying.
The crowd shrank back from it.
At the moment when Vereshchagin fell and the crowd closed in with savage yells and swayed about him, Rostopchin suddenly turned pale and, instead of going to the back entrance where his carriage awaited him, went with hurried steps and bent head, not knowing where and why, along the passage leading to the rooms on the ground floor.
The distant roar of the yelling crowd was audible even there.
Count Rostopchin suddenly grew pale as he had done when the crowd closed in on Vereshchagin.
He walked among the crowd with rapid steps, scanning the various faces he met.
Amid the scattered property and the crowd on the open space, she, in her rich satin cloak with a bright lilac shawl on her head, suggested a delicate exotic plant thrown out onto the snow.
Shouts of approval were heard from the crowd around, and at the same moment a mounted patrol of French uhlans appeared from round the corner.
A crowd had collected round the uhlans.
The crowd consisted of a few Russians and many of Napoleon's soldiers who were not on duty--Germans, Italians, and Frenchmen, in a variety of uniforms.
His curiosity and agitation, like that of the whole crowd, reached the highest pitch at this fifth murder.
The crowd of Russians and Frenchmen began to disperse.
Thirty thousand devils!... the convoy guards began cursing and the French soldiers, with fresh virulence, drove away with their swords the crowd of prisoners who were gazing at the dead man.
From the midst of that crowd terrible screams arose.
Occasionally he glanced at the familiar crowd around him and then again at his feet.
"The Cossacks!" one of them shouted, and a moment later a crowd of Russians surrounded Pierre.
Dolokhov stood at the gate of the ruined house, letting a crowd of disarmed Frenchmen pass by.
From the time they turned onto the Kaluga road to the day their leader fled from the army, none of the movements of the crowd had any sense.
The hatred and contempt of the crowd punish such men for discerning the higher laws.
What did it matter to him--who then alone amid a senseless crowd understood the whole tremendous significance of what was happening--what did it matter to him whether Rostopchin attributed the calamities of Moscow to him or to himself?
The French crowd fled at a continually increasing speed and all its energy was directed to reaching its goal.
For us that movement of the peoples from west to east, without leaders, with a crowd of vagrants, and with Peter the Hermit, remains incomprehensible.
In our time the majority of so-called advanced people--that is, the crowd of ignoramuses--have taken the work of the naturalists who deal with one side of the question for a solution of the whole problem.
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Sullivan's Steakhouse The extensive menu at Sullivan's Steakhouse in Anchorage, Alaska is sure to draw in a crowd.
Wong's King Seafood Restaurant (8733 SE Division St, Suite 101) is the place in Portland to get dim sum, and it has the crowd to match its reputation, as it fills up quickly during dinner time.
The crowd at Morton's The Steakhouse in Indianapolis dresses in trendy upscale casual attire.
Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the fresh food and baked goods are popular with the local Spanish crowd and South Howard residents.
The city of Boston has decided to crack down on access to clubs for the under-21 crowd.
The restaurant often fills up with the after-party crowd wanting a fourth meal.
The downstairs half of the bar is a show venue that often showcases local music, always to a very young, well dressed crowd.
With lots of Sublime on the stereo and an atmosphere that varies from mellow to frenzied, Tony's Smoke Shop is a good option for the 18-and-older crowd.
Joe's Crab Shack Perfect for meeting friends after work or just hanging out on the weekends, Joe's Crab Shack is a causal place that attracts a lively crowd looking for filling fare and good times.
A favorite with the Boeing lunch crowd, this family-owned restaurant serves up lamb and chicken dishes in a casual atmosphere.
The college crowd from California State University, Sacramento gives the city a young, hip, and fresh vibe, while the politicians and power brokers at the state capitol provide the city with an air of importance.
Home of Wesleyan University, Middletown caters to an upbeat, college crowd, so there are plenty of good taverns and bars to choose from.
You might want to get there early, however, because the restaurant attracts quite a crowd, particularly during the weekend.
Lemaire101 W Franklin StRichmond, VA 23220(804) 788-8000lemairerestaurant.com Bistro R Bringing a taste of France to Richmond's West End, Bistro R has a strong reputation with the lunch-time professional crowd in the Innsbrook area.
Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen104-02 Metropolitan AvenueForest Hills, NY 11375dannybrownwinekitchen.com Nick's Pizza Nick's Pizza is a crowd favorite when it comes to thin-crust bottom-toasted pizza in Forest Hills.
Highly ranked by Zagat Review, the Blue Dolphin always packs a crowd of both locals and tourists who have heard the buzz about the restaurant.
This upscale setting attracts an elite crowd of local meat lovers.
Boise, Idaho 83704(208) 378-8808 Eclectic Happy Sushi serves a young, eclectic crowd in the BoDo district, or downtown.
Tsuru Sushi Restaurants303 N Orchard St,Boise, Idaho 83706(208) 323-8822A local favorite, TASTE caters to a young and elegant crowd.
Club 57 draws a large crowd for its happy hour specials.
It still attracts sports stars and celebrities but also caters to a swank business crowd lured by $5 Happy Hour on weekdays.
It is a popular choice for families and the building draws a large crowd for televised Syracuse University football and men's basketball games.3355 W.
This restaurant takes reservations and can accommodate a large crowd.
North Beach has dozens of Italian restaurants, and although many of them cater to the tourist crowd, several established neighborhood eateries serve authentic Italian fare that is higher quality than anything outside of Italy itself.
Westminster, Colorado 80260(303) 469-7779jewellofindia.com India's Restaurant You should bring a crowd to India's Restaurant so you can order several of the tempting dishes on the extensive menu.
Wednesdays at the Backfin are particular crowd pleasers, as the restaurant features live music on the crab deck.
It caters to a crowd that knows what they want in sushi, so its tasting menus tend toward the sophisticated.
Maine is a place that spoils vacationers with many choices, but a few stand out among the crowd.
It was busy enough; she might be able to lose him if she made it to a crowd of people.
He towered head and shoulders over the mostly female crowd and leaned with deceptive casualness that radiated danger against one of the pillars in the food court.
After lunch, photographer Brandon Westlake took the opportunity to show a montage of his recent shots, first on the parlor coffee table, and then, as the crowd increased, he presented a full-fledged slide show.
In spite of the inclement weather, there was a large crowd of bathers frolicking in the earth-warmed water of the million-gallon facility when Dean dislodged his passengers.
The auction crowd could wait a little longer for his chauffeuring gig.
One of Fred's nameless cohorts buttonholed Dean as he stepped from his vehicle, and by the time he extricated himself from her verbal grasp, the blonde was lost in the crowd at the park.
Jennifer Radisson, in spite of her height and eye catching blonde hair, was quickly lost in the happy crowd that clogged the sidewalks.
By the time the Deans arrived, the crowd was already several deep, the hoses drawn, and the early participants chatting nervously.
A man walked calmly through the crowd, strange red tattoos glowing all over his body, similar to the tattoos she'd seen on David Kingsly's neck when he invited her to the gala.
She stared at him dumbly until the crowd forced her toward the exit.
A man and a woman in their prime stood before them, and the light murmuring of the crowd hushed.
She stepped into the crowd with Evelyn, who was soon spirited away by Lishana.
When the crowd began to break up in earnest, she took her husband's arm and led him to their kitchen where a chicken pot pie was still bubbling on the table.
He had a crowd control baton the size of her hand that expanded with a touch to the thumb pad.
Willoughby's was old hardwood and brass under 70 years of bad breath and nicotine, catering to a tenth the crowd of bygone days.
Jenn grabbed Dustin's hand and pulled him through the crowd, out of the enclosed space where the walls crumbled.
An instant later he suddenly backed toward the crowd of Mangaboos and kicked out his hind legs as hard as he could.
In spite of the trampling of the French gendarmes' horses, which were pushing back the crowd, Rostov kept his eyes on every movement of Alexander and Bonaparte.
Alexander and Napoleon, with the long train of their suites, approached the right flank of the Preobrazhensk battalion and came straight up to the crowd standing there.
Pierre, swaying his stout body, advanced, making way through the crowd and nodding to right and left as casually and good-naturedly as if he were passing through a crowd at a fair.
The Emperor passed on to the drawing room, the crowd made a rush for the doors, and several persons with excited faces hurried there and back again.
She and the countess and Sonya were standing by themselves as in the depths of a forest amid that crowd of strangers, with no one interested in them and not wanted by anyone.
A moment later everyone had drawn up round the crowd of dogs.
Pierre felt it strange to see this calm, indifferent crowd of people unaware of what was going on in his soul.
Arakcheev looked at the Emperor from under his brow and, sniffing with his red nose, stepped forward from the crowd as if expecting the Emperor to address him.
Even at ten o'clock, when the Rostovs got out of their carriage at the chapel, the sultry air, the shouts of hawkers, the light and gay summer clothes of the crowd, the dusty leaves of the trees on the boulevard, the sounds of the band and the white trousers of a battalion marching to parade, the rattling of wheels on the cobblestones, and the brilliant, hot sunshine were all full of that summer languor, that content and discontent with the present, which is most strongly felt on a bright, hot day in town.
As Natasha, at her mother's side, passed through the crowd behind a liveried footman who cleared the way for them, she heard a young man speaking about her in too loud a whisper.
With a sinking heart, wretched as she always was now when she found herself in a crowd, Natasha in her lilac silk dress trimmed with black lace walked- -as women can walk--with the more repose and stateliness the greater the pain and shame in her soul.
But in spite of this he continued to struggle desperately forward, and from between the backs of those in front he caught glimpses of an open space with a strip of red cloth spread out on it; but just then the crowd swayed back--the police in front were pushing back those who had pressed too close to the procession: the Emperor was passing from the palace to the Cathedral of the Assumption--and Petya unexpectedly received such a blow on his side and ribs and was squeezed so hard that suddenly everything grew dim before his eyes and he lost consciousness.
Several people were sorry for Petya, and suddenly a crowd turned toward him and pressed round him.
Suddenly the sound of a firing of cannon was heard from the embankment, to celebrate the signing of peace with the Turks, and the crowd rushed impetuously toward the embankment to watch the firing.
Barclay was riding almost beside him, and a crowd of officers ran after and around them shouting, "Hurrah!"
A crowd of military men was assembled there, members of the staff could be heard conversing in French, and Kutuzov's gray head in a white cap with a red band was visible, his gray nape sunk between his shoulders.
Jule rose and maneuvered through the crowd and down the small hall.
A lean figure in a gray business suit stepped out of a crowd of new arrivals.
I was never still a moment; my life was as full of motion as those little insects that crowd a whole existence into one brief day.
It was at first impossible to enter the drawing-room door for the crowd of members and guests jostling one another and trying to get a good look at Bagration over each other's shoulders, as if he were some rare animal.
The crowd unexpectedly found itself so close to the Emperors that Rostov, standing in the front row, was afraid he might be recognized.
Then the crowd hastily retired from the drawing-room door, at which the Emperor reappeared talking to the hostess.
For a while the crowd was less dense, but suddenly all heads were bared, and everyone rushed forward in one direction.
When he came to himself, a man of clerical appearance with a tuft of gray hair at the back of his head and wearing a shabby blue cassock--probably a church clerk and chanter--was holding him under the arm with one hand while warding off the pressure of the crowd with the other.
The crowd spread out again more evenly, and the clerk led Petya--pale and breathless--to the Tsar-cannon.
"Hurrah! hurrah!" shouted the crowd again.
The crowd ran after the Emperor, followed him to the palace, and began to disperse.
These ought to be a real crowd pleaser.
The crowd seemed clustered at one particular spot.
"What is this?" thought Prince Andrew approaching the crowd of soldiers.
Suddenly a cannon ball hissed so low above the crowd that everyone ducked.
One soldier, in his fear, uttered the senseless cry, "Cut off!" that is so terrible in battle, and that word infected the whole crowd with a feeling of panic.
Still the cannon balls continued regularly to whistle and flop onto the ice and into the water and oftenest of all among the crowd that covered the dam, the pond, and the bank.
Would this disorderly crowd of soldiers attend to the voice of their commander, or would they, disregarding him, continue their flight?
It's all up now! he was told in Russian, German, and Czech by the crowd of fugitives who understood what was happening as little as he did.
The crowd, pushing forward desperately, squeezed together, moved a few steps, and again stopped.
The ice bore him but it swayed and creaked, and it was plain that it would give way not only under a cannon or a crowd, but very soon even under his weight alone.