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" Gus rose to his feet and started across the cave as if to spring on the shivering figure of the girl, the clansmen with muttered groans, sobs and curses falling back as he advanced. He still wore his full Captain's uniform, its heavy epaulets flashing... "
The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan - Page 323
by Thomas Dixon - 1907 - 374 pages
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Race, Rape, and Lynching: The Red Record of American Literature, 1890-1912

Sandra Gunning - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 208 pages
...assault, but with a significant difference: The negro began to live the crime with fearful realism. . . . Gus rose to his feet and started across the cave as if to spring on the shivering f1gure of the girl, the clansmen with muttered groans, sobs and curses falling back as he advanced....
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The Silent Cinema Reader

Lee Grieveson, Peter Krämer - Performing Arts - 2004 - 423 pages
...Gus to induce him to reenact the crime by the torchlight of the cave with hooded Clansmen as jury. Gus rose to his feet and started across the cave as...advanced. He still wore his full Captain's uniform, its heavv epaulets flashing their gold in the unearthly light, his beastly jaws half covering the gold...
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Sitting in Darkness: New South Fiction, Education, and the Rise of Jim Crow ...

Peter Schmidt - Literary Criticism - 2010 - 272 pages
...167 his beady, yellow-splotched eyes, Gus gripped his imaginary revolver and growled. . . . Gus . . . started across the cave as if to spring on the shivering figure of the girl." A "single fierce leap" follows (322-323). Ordinarily, popular theatrical metaphors might be enough...
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