Crowds

To surround anything, however monstrous or ridiculous, with an air of mystery, is to invest it with a secret charm, and power of attraction which to the crowd is irresistible.

Charles Dickens Barnaby Rudge Quotations (Chapter 37). To surround anything, however monstrous or ridiculous, with an air of mystery, is to invest it with a secret charm, and power of attraction which to the crowd is irresistible.

2020-03-02T12:00:09+00:00Categories: Barnaby Rudge|Tags: , |

A loud buzz swept into the street as if the baffled blue-flies were dispersing in search of other carrion.

A loud buzz swept into the street as if the baffled blue-flies were dispersing in search of other carrion.

2019-04-08T21:56:44+01:00Categories: A Tale of Two Cities|Tags: , |

A buzz arose in the court as if a cloud of great blue-flies were swarming about the prisoner, in anticipation of what he was soon to become.

A buzz arose in the court as if a cloud of great blue-flies were swarming about the prisoner, in anticipation of what he was soon to become.

2020-03-01T15:54:57+00:00Categories: A Tale of Two Cities|Tags: , |