This brought the lecturer to the great ladder of animal life, beginning low down in molluscs and feeble sea creatures, then up rung by rung through reptiles and fishes, till at last we came to a kangaroo-rat, a creature which brought forth its young alive, the direct ancestor of all mammals, and presumably, therefore, of everyone in the audience. ("No, no," from a sceptical student in the back row.) If the young gentleman in the red tie who cried "No, no," and who presumably claimed to have been hatched out of an egg, would wait upon him after the lecture, he would be glad to see such a curiosity.
The audience began to anticipate it and to roar with delight when it came.
"The smile that won't come off!" somebody yelled, and the audience laughed loudly in its relief.
During this supreme final rally of Danny's the audience rose to its feet and went mad.
When I entered the room, there were vigorous cheers from the coloured portion of the audience
, and faint cheers from some of the white people.
She was an interested party in what seemed a death-struggle--was not one of the fighters her Joe?--but the audience
understood and she did not.
The temperature of the audience
was rising to Blood Heat -- but the national sense of fair play was not boiled out of them yet.
I was on duty in other parts of the palace during the audience
of the early morning, and knew nothing of what transpired then, so that when the Father of Therns summoned me and explained that it was your wish that his party be hastened from the city because of the presence here of a deadly enemy who sought the Holy Hekkador's life I did only what a lifetime of training has taught me was the proper thing to do--I obeyed him whom I believed to be the ruler of us all, mightier even than thou, mightiest of jeddaks.
She was so pale that Diana and Jane, down in the audience
, clasped each other's hands in nervous sympathy.
And then a man sprang to his feet in the audience
, and raising his hand on high, cried: "Justice!
The two young fellows not having elbow-room in the pit, clambered on to the stage, and fought there, to the greater comfort of the audience
, and with a more excited fury on the part of the combatants.
The lower order of the audience
, eager for amusement, put their own humorous construction on the young lady's action.