• A very little boy stood upon a heap of gravel for the honour of Rum Alley. He was throwing stones at howling urchins from Devil's Row, who were circling madly about the heap and pelting him. His infantile countenance was livid with the fury of battle. His small body was writhing in the delivery of oaths.

    Stephen Crane (2005). “Maggie: A Girl of the Streets & Other Stories”, p.1, Wordsworth Editions