Tom began -- hesitatingly at first, but as he warmed to his subject his words flowed more and more easily; in a little while every sound ceased but his own voice; every eye fixed itself upon him; with parted lips and bated breath the audience
hung upon his words, taking no note of time, rapt in the ghastly fascinations of the tale.
The temperature of the audience
was rising to Blood Heat -- but the national sense of fair play was not boiled out of them yet.
The thread of the argument had been rudely broken, and the audience
was restless and expectant.
Though my eyes and ears had been wide open during my audience
with the jeddak and my various passages through the palace, I had seen or heard nothing of Dejah Thoris or Thuvia of Ptarth.
His cortege--what we should nowadays call his staff--of bishops and abbés invaded the estrade in his train, not without causing redoubled tumult and curiosity among the audience
It was only a few years before that time that any white man in the audience
might have claimed me as his slave; and it was easily possible that some of my former owners might be present to hear me speak.
Once more there was a terrible noise and clatter among the audience
, and with rapturous faces everyone began shouting: "Duport
The mingling of the public with the players was a practice which so annoyed the haughty French actor, Baron, that to suggest to the audience
the absurdity of it, he would turn his back on them for a whole act, and play to the audience
on the stage.
It chanced that a cub reporter sat in the audience
, detailed there on a day dull of news and impressed by the urgent need of journalism for sensation.
The heat exhaled by the crowded audience
was already becoming insufferable.
Even at that distance, the excellent glass which had been put into my hands brought the faces of the audience
close to me.
was just enthusiastic enough over it to have her return and sing a sorrowful lay, whose lines told of a mother's love and a sweetheart who waited and a young man who was lost at sea under the most harrowing circumstances.