The peasants feared him more than they did their master.
They rode at a footpace to the barn, where a large crowd of peasants was standing.
The closing of the French market to Sicilian produce, the devastation wrought by the phylloxera and the decrease of the sulphur trade had combined to produce in Sicily a discontent of which Socialist agitators took advantage to organize the workmen of the towns and the peasants of the country into groups known as fasci.
The two tall peasants had their say.
In many parts the peasants and townsfolk, enraged by the licence of the French, hung on his flank and rear.