A rhythmic thumping echoed from the floor above.
Later, Dean heard the movement of the mortuary men coming for Edith—the hushed conversation and the bumping and thumping as the lifeless shell of this troubled woman was bagged and forever removed from Bird Song.
The blood pressed about my thumping heart, and I could scarcely speak, except in monosyllables.
"The young man's a real hussar!" shouted the colonel, again thumping the table.
"What are you thumping the table for?" she demanded of the hussar, "and why are you exciting yourself?