What the audience
neglected to see was the deep chest.
I was asked now to speak to an audience
composed of the wealth and culture of the white South, the representatives of my former masters.
His business in life, whereby he lived, was to appear in a cage of performing leopards before vast audiences
, and to thrill those audiences
by certain exhibitions of nerve for which his employers rewarded him on a scale commensurate with the thrills he produced.
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.
The stage, therefore, was a 'platform stage,' seen by the audience
from almost all sides, not, as in our own time, a 'picture-stage,' with its scenes viewed through a single large frame.
Matai Shang was wise enough to seem to accept the mandate of his follower, and promised to bring the two slave women to the audience
chamber on the morrow.
She had a marvelously flexible voice and wonderful power of expression; the audience
went wild over her selection.
And then a man sprang to his feet in the audience
, and raising his hand on high, cried: "Justice
So exalted was his reputation 'that,' says Downes, 'it has since been disputable among the judicious, whether any woman that succeeded him so sensibly touched the audience
The heat exhaled by the crowded audience
was already becoming insufferable.
First, let all humans inform themselves of the inevitable and eternal cruelty by the means of which only can animals be compelled to perform before revenue-paying audiences