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the elbow and then bounding off among the hurrying confusion of feet. So
evanescent and unstable are menís works in this world!- the late good king is but
three weeks dead and three days in his grave, and already the adornments
which he took such pains to select from prominent people for his noble bridge
are falling. A citizen stumbled over that head, and drove his own head into the
back of somebody in front of him, who turned and knocked down the first
person that came handy, and was promptly laid out himself by that personís
friend. It was the right ripe time for a free fight, for the festivities of the morrow-
Coronation Day-were already beginning; everybody was full of strong drink
and patriotism; within five minutes the free fight was occupying a good deal of
ground; within ten or twelve it covered an acre or so, and was become a riot. By
this time Hendon and the king were hopelessly separated from each other and
lost in the rush and turmoil of the roaring masses of humanity. And so we leave
them.
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