So, designing to cross the Great North Road, they went on towards Barnet, my brother leading the pony to save it as much as possible.
And as they advanced towards Barnet a tumultuous murmuring grew stronger.
As my brother's party went on towards the crossroads to the south of Barnet they saw a woman approaching the road across some fields on their left, carrying a child and with two other children; and then passed a man in dirty black, with a thick stick in one hand and a small portmanteau in the other.
They swept through Chipping Barnet with the torrent; they were nearly a mile beyond the centre of the town before they had fought across to the opposite side of the way.
And farther on, from a lull near East Barnet, they saw two trains running slowly one after the other without signal or order--trains swarming with people, with men even among the coals behind the engines--going northward along the Great Northern Railway.
I said no more to her, or she to me, a good while; but by and by, somebody calling her at a door a little way off, she desired me that if anybody called for the Barnet coach, I would step and call her at the house, which it seems was an alehouse.
She was no sooner gone but comes a wench and a child, puffing and sweating, and asks for the Barnet coach.
It seems she was going with her mistress, whom she had been gone to fetch, to the Barnet coaches.
Following his team's 3-2 defeat to Accrington Stanley - in which Davids got sent off for getting two yellow cards - the beleaguered Barnet began their 215-mile journey back home.
To make matters worse for the 36 traveling Barnet fans, their coach broke down on a stretch of the M6, delaying their journey home even further.
However, once Davids saw the stranded fans as the Barnet team coach drove by, he urged the driver to drop off his players at the nearest service station and go back to collect the fans.
Once the fans were picked up, the former Champions League winner then proceeded to bring the shivering Barnet fans coffee while they waited for their replacement bus to arrive.