The chief, and all present, listened with profound attention, and evidently with great interest; nor were the important facts thus set forth, confined to the audience in the lodge; for sentence after sentence was loudly repeated by a crier
for the benefit of the whole village.
At the same moment the crier
summoned the new witness by the extraordinary name of
And again did Zarathustra's feet run through mountains and forests, and his eyes sought and sought, but nowhere was he to be seen whom they wanted to see--the sorely distressed sufferer and crier
My master alighted at an inn which he used to frequent; and after consulting awhile with the inn-keeper, and making some necessary preparations, he hired the GRULTRUD, or crier
, to give notice through the town of a strange creature to be seen at the sign of the Green Eagle, not so big as a SPLACNUCK (an animal in that country very finely shaped, about six feet long,) and in every part of the body resembling a human creature, could speak several words, and perform a hundred diverting tricks.
A judge was appointed; also clerks, a crier
of the court, constables, sheriffs; counsel for the State and for the defendant; witnesses were subpoenaed, and a jury empaneled after much challenging.
The right was reserved for the Buff party, and the centre for the mayor and his officers; one of whom--the fat crier
of Eatanswill--was ringing an enormous bell, by way of commanding silence, while Mr.
Then it deepened again, before the crier
had had time to command silence.
Then calling to him his herald or crier
, he would order him to mount on top of the lodge and summon all the tribe to bring in their peltries, and trade with the white man.
But while I was in the city, uncertain what to do, as I could not find Don Fernando, I heard notice given by the public crier
offering a great reward to anyone who should find me, and giving the particulars of my age and of the very dress I wore; and I heard it said that the lad who came with me had taken me away from my father's house; a thing that cut me to the heart, showing how low my good name had fallen, since it was not enough that I should lose it by my flight, but they must add with whom I had fled, and that one so much beneath me and so unworthy of my consideration.
In the morning also, all the sworn criers
of the good city of Paris had traversed the quarters of the city, particularly the halles and the faubourgs, announcing with their hoarse and indefatigable voices, the great justice done by the king upon two speculators, two thieves, devourers of the people.
The sheriffs with their great chains and nosegays, other civic gewgaws and monsters, criers
, ushers, a great gallery full of people - a large theatrical audience - looked on, as the two-and-thirty and the Judge were solemnly confronted.
So the chief of police ordered a gallows to be erected, and sent criers
to proclaim in every street in the city that a Christian was to be hanged that day for having killed a Mussulman.