The sound of drumming
and trumpeting came from the Albany Street Barracks, and every church within earshot was hard at work killing sleep with a vehement disorderly tocsin.
on the panels stopped and the absurd thunder of it died out in the house.
The man thus genially addressed had desisted from drumming
on the door and retreated sullenly into a corner as Fisher continued to address him in a flowing monologue.
Then suddenly came a low guggling, gargling sound, and a brisk drumming
He gave the waiter an order, and became silent again, drumming
with his fingers on the cloth.
He stood in the window, drumming
against the raised sash, and feeling in every fibre the wistful tenderness with which she had spoken her cousin's name.
In proportion as the tale advanced, the king became agitated, devouring the narrator's words, and drumming
with his finger-nails upon the table.
Sherlock Holmes was leaning back in his chair after his whimsical protest, and was unfolding his morning paper in a leisurely fashion, when our attention was arrested by a tremendous ring at the bell, followed immediately by a hollow drumming
sound, as if someone were beating on the outer door with his fist.
The principles laid down by me must be strictly adhered to," said he, drumming
on the table with his bony fingers.
For some minutes the rain continued to rattle upon the skylight, and the thunder gave another shake or two; but it was evident from the clearing of the darkness and the light drumming
of the rain upon the roof, that the great confused ocean of air was travelling away from them, and passing high over head with its clouds and its rods of fire, out to sea.
Once again the beaters took up their drumming
and the slow dance went on.
Haviland said, drumming
idly with his fingers upon the table.
He was acutely conscious of small extraneous things, of the perfume of a great bowl of hyacinths, the ticking of a tiny French clock, the restless drumming
of her finger tips upon the arm of her chair.
Martin's fists were tight-clenched, and his blood was drumming
in his temples.
upon the shingle roof spanning the unceiled room was loud and incessant.