Even now, the houses were farther apart; some separated by large fields.
I observed that the vitals of the village were the grocery, the bar-room, the post-office, and the bank; and, as a necessary part of the machinery, they kept a bell, a big gun, and a fire-engine, at convenient places; and the houses were so arranged as to make the most of mankind, in lanes and fronting one another, so that every traveller had to run the gauntlet, and every man, woman, and child might get a lick at him.
And the people whose houses or lives it saves?
The street he was on looked as it had on the television he said, but the houses were absent numbers so it took him a few moments to locate the correct place.
There were thugs in the streets, bars on the windows of sagging houses, and cars on blocks.