There was a silence, then a crashing among the interlacing vegetation, first here, then there, and then half-a-dozen faces appeared,-- strange faces, lit by a strange light.
Then came a yelling, a crashing among the branches, and a little pink homunculus rushed by us shrieking.
He learned to find his way about and to take all the miracles and terrors for granted, to work without hearing the rumbling and crashing
This necessitated frequent tacks, so that, overhead, the mainsail was ever swooping across from port tack to starboard tack and back again, making air- noises like the swish of wings, sharply rat-tat-tatting its reef points and loudly crashing
its mainsheet gear along the traveller.
Now, too, the archers had room to draw their bows once more, and great stones from the yard of the cog came thundering and crashing
among the flying rovers.