I feel like I am in a John Le Carré novel and scurry into the tavern in hopes of avoiding an “international incident.”
The answer is not to browbeat the parties to scurry to the negotiating table.
These the Azbeg beat at once on coming up, dismounted and overcame many, making all scurry off.
The dancing and the scurry of pattering feet had both ceased.
But there was a scurry in the passage and a pounding at the panels.
They did not dash and rush and scurry through their lives in those days, as we do in these.
Did they not give up their ships, and pay us tribute, and scurry out of Sardinia that Rome might spare them?
The voice shouted again and was answered by a scurry of horses' feet.
“Yes, father,” floated down to him, followed by a scurry of light feet in the corridor overhead.
In the hurry and scurry that ensued, Sandy escaped sadly to the square.