The campfires crackled and the soldiers' songs resounded even more merrily than on the previous night.
The Emperor! a sudden cry resounded through the halls and the whole throng hurried to the entrance.
Then the clang of hoofs, as of several horses galloping, resounded on the planks of the bridge, and the squadron, officers in front and men four abreast, spread across the bridge and began to emerge on his side of it.
On the right a single deep report of a cannon resounded and died away in the prevailing silence.