A peculiar noise was going on - a scuffing, irregular noise, vaguely reminiscent of a football scrum. He stood up. The noise was unmistakable by now. People in boots were fighting or wrestling or playing some game. They were shouting too. He could not make out the words but he heard the monosyllabic barking ejaculations of men who are angry and out of breath.
C.S.Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet, Macmillan Co., N.Y., N.Y., 1965, p.11.
PLACE: imaginary planet
CIRCUMSTANCE: kidnapped to a distant planet.
But if the vibration was silent, there was plenty of noise going on - a series of musical raps or percussions at quite irregular intervals which seemed to come from the ceiling. It was as if the metal chamber in which he found himself was being bombarded with small, tinkling missiles.
C.S.Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet, Macmillan Co., N.Y., N.Y., 1965, p.23.
PLACE: an imaginary planet
CIRCUMSTANCE: prisoner on a strange planet.
The sound of his own voice yawning - the old sound heard in night-nurseries, school dormitories and in so many bedrooms - liberated a flood of self-pity.
C.S.Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet, Macmillan Co., N.Y., N.Y., 1965, p. 50.
PLACE: an alien planet