A sharp action began, but Mercy hearing the drums and fifes of the French infantry in the Glotter Tal broke it off and continued his retreat in good order.
Moreover, just as Pierre was speaking a sharp rattle of drums was suddenly heard from both sides.
In a type built with vertical sections each division is complete in itself, and is not directly connected with the next section, but communicates with flow and return drums. A defective section may thus be left in position and stopped off by means of plugs from the drums until it is convenient to fit a new one in its place.
Accounts differ as to his conduct at the execution, some stating that he ordered a roll of drums to drown the king's voice.
The family tradition, however, is that he silenced the drums to enable Louis to speak to the people, and that General J.