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by the loud shouts of the men who were tearing up the street, and
screaming to those ahead to clear the way. He was conscious of a
torrent of people rushing quickly by--looking up, could discern
the cabriolet whirled along the foot-pavement with frightful
rapidity--then heard a loud cry, the smashing of some heavy body,
and the breaking of glass--and then the crowd closed in in the
distance, and he could see or hear no more.

The general attention had been entirely directed from himself
to the person in the carriage, and he was quite alone. Rightly
judging that under such circumstances it would be madness to
follow, he turned down a bye-street in search of the nearest coach-
stand, finding after a minute or two that he was reeling like a
drunken man, and aware for the first time of a stream of blood
that was trickling down his face and breast.

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