The night began to fall cold and silent about them.
He went to say something, then saw the look in her face and fell silent.
He fell silent for a moment, his eyes lost in thought.
At the sound of his voice, the others fell silent.
He fell silent and seemed to be waiting for her to do something.
And then we both fell silent, looking at one another.
He fell silent for a moment and then went on.
Without the money, he says, the collection could fall silent.
I fell silent, but they seemed to be waiting for me to continue.
We all fell silent, in order to hear his words.