We behold aged men and grandames, a clergyman with the Puritanic stiffness still in his garb and mien, and a red-coated
officer of the old French war; and there comes the shop-keeping Pyncheon of a century ago, with the ruffles turned back from his wrists; and there the periwigged and brocaded gentleman of the artist's legend, with the beautiful and pensive Alice, who brings no pride out of her virgin grave.
Everything had been previously arranged, and, as the red-coated
drummer continued to roll out his clattering notes, some five-and-twenty privates appeared in the ranks, and arranged themselves in the order of battle.
At the head rode a regiment of red-coated
hussars--enormous men, black as night.
Knee-deep in the water, with drooping head and half-shut eyes, drowsed a red-coated, many-antlered buck.
The red-coated, many-antlered buck acknowledged the lordship of the spirit of the place and dozed knee-deep in the cool, shaded pool.
A sound of scrambling accompanied the song, and the spirit of the place fled away on the heels of the red-coated buck.
And so it was atween the Frenchers of the Canadas and the red-coated
English, that the king did use to send into the States, when States they were not, but outcrying and petitioning provinces, they fou't and they fou't, and what marvellous boastings did they give forth to the world of their own valour and victories, while both parties forgot to name the humble soldier of the land, who did the real service, but who, as he was not privileged then to smoke at the great council fire of his nation, seldom heard of his deeds, after they were once bravely done.
In the novel the building isn't completely accurate geographically but that atmosphere is there, I could easily imagine that flash of Carmel's red coat as she went down the endless corridors in much the same way as the red-coated
figure disappears down the dark, mysterious alleys of night time Venice.
THE band strikes up, the crowd cheers, the lights glow on the white sawdust of the circus ring, the spotlights strike the red-coated
figure of the Ringmaster as he announces: "Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to Zippo's Circus.
The raiders, who arrived at the scene on three scooters, drove away moments after the red-coated
pensioner began lashing out at them with the large black handbag in February.
The raiders, who had arrived at the scene on three scooters yesterday morning, drove away just moments after the red-coated
pensioner began lashing out at them with the large black handbag.
THE band strikes up, the lights glow on the white sawdust of the circus ring and the spotlights strike the red-coated
figure of the Ringmaster as he announces: Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to Zippo's Circus, the best circus in Britain