Ϡb The crowds congregated as one and congested themselves into corridors and columns, and once one went silent on it, so too was that topic silenced forever, and the walls grew both higher and closer. What it was remained balanced as it had always been; a sheepdog shepherding his flock. The ones that strayed into the blacknarrow alleys, they...
a veiled reference to the cartoon animalarians?
Like their wavy, out-of-balance knobby legs. It seems like they're going to crack beneath the weight – like toothpick legs on wooden zebras.
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