Zealot uprising

Anne Rice

All of Nazareth went mad that evening. Men and women and children alike, overflowing the benches, huddling in the doorway, and crowding together on the floor right up to our feet. The elders looked towards me, as their Rabbi, but I was nervous, afraid.
At the first darkening, the signal fires had flashed the news into Galilee, which had already spread throughout Judea. Pontius Pilate’s men had indeed installed their ensigns within the Holy City, and refused over the protests of the angry populace to remove them.
Blast after blast came from the ram’s horn.
Examine the crowd