The hollow rattle of the wooden dumbbells was heard as another team made ready to go up on the stage: and in another moment the excited prefect was hustling the boys through the vestry like a flock of geese, flapping the wings of his soutane nervously and crying to the laggards to make haste.
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It was like watching a dance, everyone making the same movement at once, except for one or two laggards who were out of step.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Uprising
And if any o’ these laggards canna get themselves out of the way in time, they deserve what they get."