So that they could not so much as eat bread (wste mh dunasqai autou mhde arton pagein). Note infinitive with wste. Apparently Jesus and the disciples indoors with the great crowd in the house and at the door as in John 1:32 ; John 2:2 to which Mark refers by "again." The jam was so great that they could not rest, could not eat, and apparently Jesus could not even teach. The crowd reassembled at once on Christ's return from the mountain.