’I am in no mood for more noise and riot,’ thought Nicholas, ’and yet, do what I will, I shall have an altercation with this honest blockhead, and perhaps a blow or two from yonder staff.’
It is needless to say, that, by this time, the temper of each young lady was in some slight degree affected by the tone of her conversation, and that a dash of personality was infused into the altercation, in consequence.
’ "Cherizette," said the Lady Flabella, inserting her mouse-like feet in the blue satin slippers, which had unwittingly occasioned the half-playful half-angry altercation between herself and the youthful Colonel Befillaire, in the Duke of Mincefenille’s SALON DE DANSE on the previous night.
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The physical altercation between opposing players led to suspensions on both sides.
As the Americans were waiting to move on, an altercation broke out in their rear-most rank.